Methodological Issues in Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of Malassezia pachydermatis
AbstractReference methods for antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts have been developed by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the European Committee on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST). These methods are intended to test the main pathogenic yeasts that cause invasive infections, namely Candida spp. and Cryptococcus neoformans, while testing other yeast species introduces several additional problems in standardization not addressed by these reference procedures. As a consequence, a number of procedures have been employed in the literature to test the antifungal susceptibility of Malassezia pachydermatis. This has resulted in conflicting results. The aim of the present study is to review the procedures and the technical parameters (growth media, inoculum preparation, temperature and length of incubation, method of reading) employed for susceptibility testing of M. pachydermatis, and when possible, to propose recommendations for or against their use. Such information may be useful for the future development of a reference assay. View Full-Text
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Peano, A.; Pasquetti, M.; Tizzani, P.; Chiavassa, E.; Guillot, J.; Johnson, E. Methodological Issues in Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of Malassezia pachydermatis. J. Fungi 2017, 3, 37.
Peano A, Pasquetti M, Tizzani P, Chiavassa E, Guillot J, Johnson E. Methodological Issues in Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of Malassezia pachydermatis. Journal of Fungi. 2017; 3(3):37.Chicago/Turabian Style
Peano, Andrea; Pasquetti, Mario; Tizzani, Paolo; Chiavassa, Elisa; Guillot, Jacques; Johnson, Elizabeth. 2017. "Methodological Issues in Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of Malassezia pachydermatis." J. Fungi 3, no. 3: 37.
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