How urgent is the need for new antifungals?

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Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2021 Jul 7:1-14. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2021.1935868. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Invasive fungal infection carries a high morbidity, mortality and economic cost. In recent times, a rising incidence of fungal infection and antifungal resistance is occurring which has prompted the development of novel antifungal agents.Areas covered:In this perspective, the authors describe the current status of registered antifungals and their limitations in the treatment of invasive fungal infection. They also go on to describe the new antifungal agents that are in the clinical stage of development and how they might be best utilized in patient care in the future.Expert opinion: The antifungal drug development pipeline has responded to a growing need for new agents to effectively treat fungal disease without concomitant toxicity or issues with drug tolerance. Olorofim (F901318), ibrexafungerp (SCY-078), fosmanogepix (APX001), rezafungin (CD101), oteseconazole (VT-1161), encochleated amphotericin B (MAT2203), nikkomycin Z (NikZ) and ATI-2307 are all in the clinical stage of development and offer great promise in offering clinicians better agents to treat these difficult infections.

PMID:34231434 | DOI:10.1080/14656566.2021.1935868

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