Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Echinocandins: Mechanism of action, side effects and orgranisms affected (mnemonic)

To easily remember anything related to Echinocandins (eg: Caspofungin, Micafungin) , just think of the letters "C, A and N"  => CAN :D

=> EchinoCANdins.
=> Inhibit synthesis of B-gluCAN. 
=> Used in CANdida and a thing that CAN invade your body (invasive aspergillosis).
=> CAN make you flush ( due to histamine release).


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