Antifungal susceptibility testing: Comparative evaluation of two methods

M. Perduca, E. Marangoni, A. Guanziroli, E. Romero, G. Filice

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One hundred and two specimens from 94 immunosuppressed hosts were investigated for fungal infections. Fourteen fungal species belonging to five genera were isolated. The most frequent genus was Candida (78%) the most frequent species was Candida albicans (50%). These strains were tested in vitro with amphotericin B, 5-fluorocytosine, nystatin, miconazole nitrate, econazole and ketoconazole by two methods: Kirby-Bauer and ATB fungus. Overlapping results were obtainesd in only 11 fungal strains. A complete concordance was observed in amphotericin B sensitivity (100%). The major discrepancies were found in imidazoles which demonstrated a minor activity with ATB fungus method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalMediterranean Journal of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • ATB fungus
  • azoles
  • fungal infections
  • immunocompromised hosts
  • Kirby-Bauer method
  • polyenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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