Which antifungal agents are used in treatment of fungal pneumonia?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Romeo A Mandanas, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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When treatment is indicated, initiate antifungal agents as appropriate. Amphotericin B is the mainstay of initial therapy in many cases, especially for patients who are acutely ill. More expensive liposomal preparations of amphotericin B offer equal efficacy with less toxicity. In patients with invasive aspergillosis, including pulmonary aspergillosis, voriconazole is the new standard of care, based on its superiority over amphotericin B as primary therapy. [5, 12, 38, 39, 40] Vary the dose and treatment duration depending on the underlying pathogen causing the pneumonia.

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