Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy vol:54 issue:10 pages:4474-4475
The present study demonstrates the efficacy of anidulafungin on mature Candida albicans biofilms in vivo. One hundred fifty-seven catheter fragments challenged with C. albicans were implanted subcutaneously in rats. After formation of biofilms, rats were treated with daily intraperitoneal injections of anidulafungin for 7 days. Catheters retrieved from treated animals showed reduced cell numbers compared to those retrieved from untreated and fluconazole-treated animals. Systemic administration of anidulafungin is promising for the treatment of mature C. albicans biofilms.