In vitro activities of the new antifungal triazole SCH 56592 against common and emerging yeast pathogens

Francesco Barchiesi, Daniela Arzeni, Annette W. Fothergill, Luigi Falconi Di Francesco, Francesca Caselli, Michael G. Rinaldi, Giorgio Scalise

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Abstract

A broth microdilution method performed in accordance with the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards guidelines was used to compare the in vitro activity of the new antifungal triazole SCH 56592 (SCH) to that of fluconazole (FLC), itraconazole (ITC), and ketoconazole (KETO) against 257 clinical yeast isolates. They included 220 isolates belonging to 12 different species of Candida, 15 isolates each of Cryptococcus neoformans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and seven isolates of Rhodotorula rubra. The MICs of SCH at which 50% (MIC50) and 90% (MIC90) of the isolates were inhibited were 0.06 and 2.0 μg/ml, respectively. In general, SCH was considerably more active than FLC (MIC50 and MIC90 of 1.0 and 64 μg/ml, respectively) and slightly more active than either ITC (MIC50 and MIC90 of 0.25 and 2.0 μg/ml, respectively) and KETO (MIC50 and MIC90 of 0.125 and 4.0 μg/ml, respectively). Our in vitro data suggest that SCH has significant potential for clinical development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-229
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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