Canterbury DHB


Treatment of Fungal Infections

Remember: 'Prevention is better than cure' by the appropriate use of prophylactic fluconazole, itraconazole, or posaconazole and where indicated, nystatin tablets, lozenges or suspension, or amphotericin lozenges.

Note: If blood culture results are positive for fungi, the Hickman catheter should be removed.

In This Section

Superficial Candidiasis (Mouth, Throat, Oesophagus)

Systemic Candidiasis

Invasive Aspergillus Infection (IAI) / Fungal PCR Tests

Superficial Candidiasis (Mouth, Throat, Oesophagus)

Use nystatin suspension, amphotericin lozenges, or oral fluconazole. Low dose IV amphotericin (0.3 to 0.5 mg/kg/day) may also be helpful in severely affected patients.

Systemic Candidiasis

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