Eberconazole is a new azole antifungal drug for topical treatment of superficial mycoses. The usefulness of this drug was evaluated in an experimental model of cutaneous candidosis in guinea pigs comparing with the classical clotrimazole in a single blind trial. Twenty-five animals were inoculated in two symmetrical areas of the back with Candida albicans developing skin infection. One group of 10 animals were treated once per day with clotrimazole 1% cream in one side and with excipient in the other. Other group of 10 guinea pigs received eberconazole 1% cream and excipient. Five animals did not receive any treatment and were used as controls. After five days of treatment most lesions cured or improved and cultures were negative when clotrimazole or eberconazole were applied. Seventy per cent of lesions treated with excipient were clinically improved and 10% cured, but 85% of cultures remained positive for C. albicans. The therapeutic efficacy of eberconazole 1% cream was similar to clotrimazole 1% cream in the guinea ping model of cutaneous candidosis. Tolerance of both drugs was excellent. These results suggest the usefulness of eberconazole in human cutaneous infections due to C. albicans.
|Journal||Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 1999|
- Cutaneous candidosis
- Experimental model