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A Diffusion Disc Susceptibility Test for 5-Fluorocytosine

  • C. Utz
  • S. Shadomy
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 2)

Summary

A diffusion disc test for testing with 5-Fluorocytosine (5-FC) was described. A commercial 1 ug and an experimental 10 ug disc were evaluated using Yeast Morphology Agar supplemented with 2.5 ug/ml of thiamine at pH 5.0. Zones of inhibition were correlated with MIC values obtained with a modification of the ICS agar dilution procedure using the same agar.

Excellent correlation was obtained between MIC values and zones of inhibition produced by both discs. However, the 10 ug disc proved superior to the 1 ug disc in prediction of susceptibility of pathogenic yeasts, particularly with Cryptococcus neoformans.

Keywords

Candida Albicans Candida Species Cryptococcus Neoformans Disc Test Diffusion Disc Test 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Utz
    • 1
  • S. Shadomy
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine (Infectious Disease) and Microbiology, Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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