alexa Topical antifungal treatments of vulvovaginal candidiasis

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Topical antifungal treatments of vulvovaginal candidiasis

Topical antifungal treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis is widely recommended. The most commonly recommended topical antifungals (the imidazoles clotrimazole, miconazole and econazole and the polyene nystatin) have been on the market for more than 30 years. There are only a few recent data available on the susceptibility of different Candida species to these antifungals, especially of non-albicans Candida species which appear to be less responsive to treatment with imidazoles. The study aimed to determine the in vitro susceptibility profile of a large number of recent clinical isolates of Candida spp. to the most commonly recommended topical antifungals. An antifungal susceptibility test was performed according to the CLSI M27-A3 broth microdilution method, and minimal inhibitory concentrations were determined for econazole, miconazole, clotrimazole and nystatin.

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