The Role of Echinocandins in Candida Biofilm-Related Vascular Catheter Infections: In Vitro and in Vivo Model Systems

Mahmoud Ghannoum, Emmanuel Roilides, Aspasia Katragkou, Vidmantas Petraitis, Thomas J. Walsh

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Abstract

Candida biofilm-associated infections of central venous catheters are a challenging therapeutic problem. Recent in vitro and in vivo studies of the structure, formation, pathogenesis, and treatment establish a rationale for new approaches to management of these tenacious infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S618-S621
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume61
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • anidulafungin
  • biofilm
  • caspofungin
  • echinocandin
  • micafungin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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