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Therapy of Non-Dermatophytic Mycoses in Animals

Department of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology, The Kimron Veterinary Institute, P.O. Box 12, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
J. Fungi 2018, 4(4), 120;
Received: 2 September 2018 / Revised: 21 October 2018 / Accepted: 29 October 2018 / Published: 30 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Treatments for Fungal Infections)
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This review focuses on aspects of antimycotic therapy specific to veterinary medicine. In the first part, drug availability, limited mostly by economic consideration but also by clinical applicability and specific adverse effects, is described for polyenes, 5 fluorocytosine, azoles, echinocandins and terbinafine. In the second part, current knowledge and experience in the treatment of selected fungal infections are overviewed. These mycoses include disseminated mold infections in small animals (dogs and cats) and avian species, upper respiratory tract infections of small animals (sino-nasal and sino-orbital aspergillosis) and horses (guttural pouch mycosis), eumycetoma, infections caused by dimorphic fungi, (blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis and sporothrichosis) and by yeasts and yeast-like microorganism (Cryptococcus spp. and Malassezia pachydermatis). View Full-Text
Keywords: animal; mycosis; therapy; disseminated; upper respiratory tract; dimorphic; eumycetoma; cryptococcosis; Malassezia animal; mycosis; therapy; disseminated; upper respiratory tract; dimorphic; eumycetoma; cryptococcosis; Malassezia
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Elad, D. Therapy of Non-Dermatophytic Mycoses in Animals. J. Fungi 2018, 4, 120.

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