In-vitro activities of terbinafine, itraconazole and amphotericin B against Aspergillus and Cladosporium species


Kantarcioglu A., Yucel A.

JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.14, no.6, pp.562-567, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/joc.2002.14.6.562
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.562-567

Abstract

The in vitro fungicidal and fungistatic activities of terbinafine were compared with those of itraconazole and amphotericin B against Aspergillus (n=63) and Cladosporium (n=21) isolates. The broth macrodilution modification of NCCLS reference method for filamentous fungi (M38-P) was used to assess the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). Our data show that the in vitro activities of terbinafine were comparable to those of itraconazole and amphotericin B against the Aspergillus spp and Cladosporium strains tested. Despite strain-dependent variabilities, in general, itraconazole's activity was similar to that of amphotericin B against strains of Aspergillus and Cladosporium. Our data suggest that terbinafine may be useful in the treatment of Aspergillus and Cladosporium infections.