Candidiasis Empiric Therapy 

Updated: Aug 05, 2015
  • Author: Jose A Vazquez, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Empiric Therapy Regimens for Suspected Candidiasis

Empiric therapeutic regimens for suspected candidiasis are outlined below, including those for neutropenic and nonneutropenic patients. [1]

Nonneutropenic patients

See the list below:

Neutropenic patients

See the list below:

  • LFAmB 3-5mg/kg IV daily plus  caspofungin 70 mg loading dose, then 50 mg daily or
  • Voriconazole 400 mg BID for 2 doses, then 200 mg BID or
  • Fluconazole 800 mg loading dose, then 400 mg daily or
  • Itraconazole 200 mg BID
  • Generally, in neutropenic patients, it is appropriate to initiate empiric antifungal therapy after 4d of persistent fever despite antibiotics