Evaluation of Etest method for determining isavuconazole MICs against Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans

George Richard Thompson, Annette W. Fothergill, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Ana C. Vallor, Brian L. Wickes, Thomas F. Patterson

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Abstract

We compared Etest with broth microdilution testing for isavuconazole activity against 92 Cryptococcus isolates. A 97.8% agreement was found between these methods, without major discrepancies (>2-well dilution difference). Our findings support the use of the Etest methodology as a reliable method for the determination of MICs against Cryptococcus spp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2959-2961
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume52
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Evaluation of Etest method for determining isavuconazole MICs against Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans. / Thompson, George Richard; Fothergill, Annette W.; Wiederhold, Nathan P.; Vallor, Ana C.; Wickes, Brian L.; Patterson, Thomas F.

In: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 52, No. 8, 08.2008, p. 2959-2961.

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Thompson, George Richard ; Fothergill, Annette W. ; Wiederhold, Nathan P. ; Vallor, Ana C. ; Wickes, Brian L. ; Patterson, Thomas F. / Evaluation of Etest method for determining isavuconazole MICs against Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans. In: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2008 ; Vol. 52, No. 8. pp. 2959-2961.
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