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- Treatment of invasive aspergillosis in patients who are refractory to or intolerant of other anti-fungal therapy.
- Candidemia and the following Candida infections: intra-abdominal abscesses, peritonitis and pleural space infections.
- Note: not well studied in endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and meningitis (low CNS penetration) due to Candida.
- Esophageal candidiasis (authors’ opinion: would reserve caspofungin for azole-resistant cases).
- Empiric treatment of presumed fungal infections in febrile neutropenic patients.
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Last updated: May 1, 2017
Pham, Paul A, and John G Bartlett. "Caspofungin Acetate." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540083/8/Caspofungin_acetate.
Pham PA, Bartlett JG. Caspofungin acetate. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540083/8/Caspofungin_acetate. Accessed October 21, 2019.
Pham, P. A., & Bartlett, J. G. (2017). Caspofungin acetate. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540083/8/Caspofungin_acetate
Pham PA, Bartlett JG. Caspofungin Acetate [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 October 21]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540083/8/Caspofungin_acetate.
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