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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 76

Amphotericin B is used in the treatment of:
True a. visceral leishmaniasis
False b. dermatophyte infections of the nails
True c. azole resistant oral candida
True d. primary amoebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria species
True e. cryptococcal meningitis

Amphotericin B is a polyene antifungal which is not absorbed orally but which can be given parenterally for the treatment of severe systemic fungal infections.

Amphotericin B also has activity against Trichomonas, Entamoeba, Naegleria, Leishmania and trypanosomes.

Griseofulvin or terbinafine can be used in the treatment of dermatophyte nail infections.

Copyright: Rob Skelly 2006