Self-directed Study (Chapter 12)


Agents to Treat Fungal Infections


1. List the 2 main problems with treating human fungal infections.





2. List the 4 main drug groups currently in use and a brief description of how they work







3.  What drug is the representative Macrolide polyene?


4. List 4 examples of Azoles:






5. Which drug is the preferred treatment for the most stubborn cases of Athlete’s foot?




Antiparasitic Chemotherapy


1. List 2 examples of synthesized quinolones currently used to treat malaria.





2. Which drug is an amoebicide that is effective in treating Entamoeba histolytica infections?



3.  List 2 broad-spectrum antiparasitic drugs that are used to treat roundworm intestinal infestations.