Candida empyema is a serious complication of disseminated candidiasis. However, little is known about the intrapleural pharmacokinetics of echinocandins. We report the penetration of anidulafungin into the pleural fluid of a patient with Candida tropicalis empyema. The anidulafungin ratio for the area under the concentration-time curve from 0 h to the last measurement between pleural fluid and serum values was only 0.125 (12.5%), with pleural fluid concentrations ranging between 0.67 and 0.88 μg/ml.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy|
|State||Published - May 2011|