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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31816613f1
Case Reports

Prostatic Abscess With Candida glabrata Treated With Micafungin

Gupta, Shaili MD; Liu-Young, Gustine MD; Mahnensmith, Rex MD; Topal, Jeffrey E. MD

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Abstract: Surgical or radiological drainage is the treatment of choice for prostatic abscesses, in conjunction with appropriate antibiotics. Fungal prostatic abscesses are uncommon, and amphotericin or azoles are the usual agents used for treatment. To date, echinocandins have not been reported as agents of choice for fungal abscesses because of a concern regarding their large molecular size and high protein binding. We report a case of Candida glabrata prostatic abscess treated successfully using micafungin. Adequate intra-abscess concentrations of the drug were demonstrated.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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