par Meunier, Françoise
Référence Recenti Progressi in Medicina, 81, 1, page (18-22)
Publication Publié, 1990-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Invasive fungal infections are common in immunocompromised patients. Early diagnosis is still difficult and prophylactic modalities seems mandatory but are yet to be defined. Standard therapy of invasive fungal infections relies on the administration of intravenous amphotericin B. This agent is difficult to administer and toxic. Recently, new antifungal agents have been developed and are currently under investigation. Those new agents included itraconazole and fluconazole as well as new galenic preparations of amphotericin B such as liposomes. All these studies should provide optimal management of invasive fungal infections and improve the prognosis of those patients.