Treatment of experimental invasive aspergillosis with novel amphotericin B/cholesterol-sulfate complexes.


An immunosuppressed rabbit model of invasive aspergillosis was used to evaluate a novel micellar preparation of cholesterol sulfate complexed to amphotericin B. The acute LD50 of amphotericin B-deoxycholate was 5.1 mg/kg versus 20 mg/kg for the amphotericin/cholesterol-sulfate complexes. Amphotericin B-deoxycholate given iv at a dose of 1.5 mg/kg was more… (More)