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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-167  

Posaconazole

M Bhattacharya1, K Rajeshwari1, B Dhingra2 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Hematology & Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

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M Bhattacharya
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi
India

Posaconazole is a novel second-generation Triazole oral antifungal agent. It is highly effective in the prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised patients. It is used as a first-line agent as well as for salvage therapy in invasive fungal infections including aspergillosis, oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis. It has a good adverse effect profile. With the rising incidence of invasive fungal infections due to the HIV pandemic and medical advancements in transplantation and cancer therapy, these features make posaconazole a valuable addition in the family of antifungal agents.


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Bhattacharya M, Rajeshwari K, Dhingra B. Posaconazole.J Postgrad Med 2010;56:163-167


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Bhattacharya M, Rajeshwari K, Dhingra B. Posaconazole. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Dec 13 ];56:163-167
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