Successful isavuconazole salvage therapy in a patient with invasive mucormycosis.

A 45-year-old male with rhinocerebral mucormycosis (Rhizopus oryzae), refractory to liposomal amphotericin B and posaconazole, received isavuconazole salvage therapy. Initial isavuconazole plasma and tissue levels were 0.76-0.86 μg/mL and 1.09-1.38 μg/g. Plasma levels increased to 1.3-3.24 μg/mL with reduced comedication. Isavuconazole was well tolerated, and the patient has remained disease-free 24 months post-antifungal therapy.
AuthorsJ Ervens, M Ghannoum, B Graf, S Schwartz
JournalInfection (Infection) Vol. 42 Issue 2 Pg. 429-32 (Apr 2014) ISSN: 1439-0973 [Electronic] Germany
PMID24217961 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Nitriles
  • Pyridines
  • Triazoles
  • isavuconazole
  • Antifungal Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Brain Diseases (drug therapy, microbiology, surgery)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucormycosis (drug therapy, microbiology, surgery)
  • Nitriles (therapeutic use)
  • Pyridines (therapeutic use)
  • Rhizopus (genetics, isolation & purification, physiology)
  • Salvage Therapy
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Triazoles (therapeutic use)

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