Mechanisms of Action of Antifungal Drugs

Eukaryotic pathogens such as fungi more closely resemble human cells than do bacteria. It is not surprising, therefore, that relatively few drugs are available for systemic use against fungal pathogens.

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21.7 Mechanisms of Action of Antifungal Drugs

Table 21.4 Characteristics of Antifungal Drugs

Drug Target/Drug


Plasma Membrane

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