What are Antifungals & Antiprotozoals?


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What are Antifungals & Antiprotozoals?


Antifungals are drugs that are used to treat fungal infections. Like antibiotics, antifungals stop the germ (in this case a fungus) from functioning normally. But there are not as many different groups of antifungals as there are antibiotics, and it is only fairly recently that effective antifungals have been developed.

Antiprotozoals are drugs that prevent growth of or kill protozoa. Examples include the antimalarial drugs. See the Malaria pages of this website on for more details.


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Date of Posting: 09/01/2003
Date of next Review: 07/01/2005


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MeSH keywords:
Antifungal Agents; Antiprotozoal Agents


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