Isavuconazole: A comprehensive review of spectrum of activity of a new triazole

George Richard Thompson, Nathan P. Wiederhold

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Abstract

Isavuconazole is a new triazole currently undergoing phase III clinical trials. This compound has shown in vitro activity against a large number of clinically important yeasts and moulds including Aspergillus spp., Fusarium spp., Scedosporium spp., Candida spp., the Zygomycetes and Cryptococcus spp. Similar to voriconazole, reduced in vitro activity is seen against Histoplasma capsulatum. In vivo efficacy has been demonstrated in murine models of invasive aspergillosis and candidiasis. Additionally, there are several potential pharmacokinetic and drug-drug interaction advantages of this compound over existing antifungal agents. This review summarizes existing data that has been either published or presented at international symposia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-313
Number of pages23
JournalMycopathologia
Volume170
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Antifungal
  • Fungicidal
  • Fungistatic
  • In vitro activity
  • In vivo studies
  • Isavuconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)

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