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Antifungal treatment in pediatric patients.

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Zaoutis, TE; Benjamin, DK; Steinbach, WJ
Published in: Drug Resist Updat
August 2005

Invasive fungal infections have increased in frequency and severity over the past two decades as a result of an increasing number of immunocompromised patients. This new age of opportunistic fungal infections extends to pediatric patients. The last decade has seen the development of several new antifungal agents for the treatment of these infections. However, there is a paucity of data on the treatment of invasive fungal infections in children. This review provides a brief overview of the current state of antifungal therapy for children, discussing the important antifungal classes and the differences in mechanisms of action and resistance, pharmacology, and efficacy and safety data in pediatric patients outside the neonatal period.

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Drug Resist Updat

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1368-7646

Publication Date

August 2005

Volume

8

Issue

4

Start / End Page

235 / 245

Location

Scotland

Related Subject Headings

  • Triazoles
  • Peptides, Cyclic
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Mycoses
  • Micafungin
  • Lipoproteins
  • Lipopeptides
  • Infant
  • Humans
  • Fungal Proteins
 

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Zaoutis, T. E., Benjamin, D. K., & Steinbach, W. J. (2005). Antifungal treatment in pediatric patients. Drug Resist Updat, 8(4), 235–245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drup.2005.06.005
Zaoutis, Theoklis E., Daniel K. Benjamin, and William J. Steinbach. “Antifungal treatment in pediatric patients.Drug Resist Updat 8, no. 4 (August 2005): 235–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drup.2005.06.005.
Zaoutis TE, Benjamin DK, Steinbach WJ. Antifungal treatment in pediatric patients. Drug Resist Updat. 2005 Aug;8(4):235–45.
Zaoutis, Theoklis E., et al. “Antifungal treatment in pediatric patients.Drug Resist Updat, vol. 8, no. 4, Aug. 2005, pp. 235–45. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.drup.2005.06.005.
Zaoutis TE, Benjamin DK, Steinbach WJ. Antifungal treatment in pediatric patients. Drug Resist Updat. 2005 Aug;8(4):235–245.
Journal cover image

Published In

Drug Resist Updat

DOI

ISSN

1368-7646

Publication Date

August 2005

Volume

8

Issue

4

Start / End Page

235 / 245

Location

Scotland

Related Subject Headings

  • Triazoles
  • Peptides, Cyclic
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Mycoses
  • Micafungin
  • Lipoproteins
  • Lipopeptides
  • Infant
  • Humans
  • Fungal Proteins