Nude (nu/nu) mice were infected with Histoplasma capsulatum and treated with varying doses of 3 drug regimens: oral ambruticin, intraperitoneal amphotericin B, and amphotericin B plus oral rifampin. Therapy with amphotericin B alone was the most effective regimen. High-dose ambruticin (50 mg/kg of body weight every 8 hours) led to significantly prolonged survival compared to that of untreated control animals, but no long-term cures. Addition of rifampin produced no benefit and might actually have decreased the efficacy of amphotericin B; this combination may be deleterious in a setting of immunodeficiency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|State||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine