Synergistic Activities of Three Triazoles with Caspofungin against Candida glabrata Isolates Determined by Time-Kill, Etest, and Disk Diffusion Methods

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Kiraz N., DAĞ İ., YAMAÇ M., Kiremitci A., KAŞİFOĞLU N., ÖZ Y.

ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.54, no.5, pp.2244-2247, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1128/aac.01527-09
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2244-2247
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Combinations of voriconazole, fluconazole, and itraconazole with caspofungin were evaluated against 50 Candida glabrata isolates by the time-kill, disk diffusion, and Etest methods. The majority of antifungal combinations were indifferent. By the time-kill method, synergistic activity was detected with eight (16%) of the caspofungin-voriconazole and seven (14%) of the caspofungin-fluconazole combinations, but synergy was not seen with the caspofungin-itraconazole combination. Further comparisons of the Etest and disk diffusion synergy techniques with the time-kill method are warranted.