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Combination Therapy of Murine Mucormycosis or Aspergillosis with Iron Chelation, Polyenes, and Echinocandins▿

By Ashraf S. Ibrahim, Teclegiorgis Gebremariam, Guanpingsheng Luo, Yue Fu, Samuel W. French, John E. Edwards and Brad Spellberg


Liposomal amphotericin B (LAmB) combined wither either micafungin or deferasirox was synergistic in previous murine studies with mucormycosis or aspergillosis. We hypothesized that triple therapy using LAmB, micafungin, and deferasirox could further improve outcomes of mucormycosis or aspergillosis. Triple therapy improved survival and reduced tissue fungal burden of mice with mucormycosis and to a lesser extent with aspergillosis. Continued investigation into the use of triple therapy against mucormycosis and aspergillosis is warranted

Topics: Experimental Therapeutics
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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