Susceptibility of Dermatiaceous Fungi to Amphotericin B, Miconazole, Ketoconazole, Flucytosine and Rifampin Alone and in Combination

Sabouraudia. 1982 Jun;20(2):109-13. doi: 10.1080/00362178285380181.


The dematiaceous fungi comprise a group of organisms that are deeply pigmented and found in soil or on decaying organic material, such as wood. The majority of infections with these fungi presumably results from traumatic inoculation. Although various forms of infection have been appreciated for some time, none of the presently available antifungal drugs have been shown to have predictable activity against these organisms. We report on the activity in vitro of various antifungal agents alone and in combination against various dematiaceous fungi.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amphotericin B / pharmacology
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology*
  • Cladosporium / drug effects
  • Drug Synergism
  • Flucytosine / pharmacology
  • Imidazoles / pharmacology*
  • Ketoconazole
  • Miconazole / pharmacology
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Mitosporic Fungi / drug effects*
  • Piperazines / pharmacology*
  • Rifampin / pharmacology*


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Imidazoles
  • Piperazines
  • Miconazole
  • Amphotericin B
  • Flucytosine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Rifampin