SCH-39304 in prevention and treatment of disseminated candidiasis in persistently granulocytopenic rabbits

T. J. Walsh, J. W. Lee, J. Lecciones, P. Kelly, J. Peter, V. Thomas, J. Bacher, P. A. Pizzo

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Abstract

To investigate the potential use of SCH-39304 for the prevention and treatment of disseminated candidiasis in granulocytopenic patients, we studied its in vivo antifungal activity as preventive, early, and late treatments in three models (acute, subacute, and chronic) of disseminated candidiasis in persistently granulocytopenic rabbits. SCH-39304 was as effective as amphotericin B alone and fluconazole alone for the prevention of disseminated candidiasis. SCH-39304 alone and fluconazole alone were as effective as amphotericin B plus flucytosine for early treatemnt of subacute disseminated candidiasis. When treatment was delayed for 5 days to establish chronic disseminated candidiasis, SCH-39304 was less effective than amphotericin B plus glucytosine. In comparison with different treatment regimens, SCH-39304 was more effective in early and preventive treatment. Thus, SCH-39304 was comparable to treatment control regimens in prevention and early treatment of subacute disseminated candidiasis. SCH-39304 also was most effective in granulocytopenic rabbits with disseminated candidiasis when used for prevention or early treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1560-1564
Number of pages5
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Walsh, T. J., Lee, J. W., Lecciones, J., Kelly, P., Peter, J., Thomas, V., Bacher, J., & Pizzo, P. A. (1990). SCH-39304 in prevention and treatment of disseminated candidiasis in persistently granulocytopenic rabbits. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 34(8), 1560-1564. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.34.8.1560