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Drug Actinomycin for the treatment of Histoplasmosis

Dr Goljan audios says that the treatment for histoplasmosis and criptococcus is Actinomycin.
Is that correct??????
Kaplan says is Amphotericin B.
Which one is correct????? Help please:sorry:
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It's Amphotericin B, Goljan made a mistake. But he acknowledged that mistake.
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Yup - Actinomycin is an anticancer drug that was originally an antibiotic - it was used for treatment of a variety of cancers including gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, Wilms' tumor and rhabdomyosarcoma. Kind of an older drug now...

Fungal infections are not an indication for Actinomycin

Amphotericin B is used as a general drug for systemic fungal infections - so think of it like that if you see a question with a systemic fungal infection.
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Yup - Actinomycin is an anticancer drug that was originally an antibiotic - it was used for treatment of a variety of cancers including gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, Wilms' tumor and rhabdomyosarcoma. Kind of an older drug now...

Fungal infections are not an indication for Actinomycin

Amphotericin B is used as a general drug for systemic fungal infections - so think of it like that if you see a question with a systemic fungal infection.
Ok, yes exactly that is what i have in my notes, thank you.
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It's Amphotericin B, Goljan made a mistake. But he acknowledged that mistake.
Perfect, thank you. I was going crazy thinking about why Dr Goljan said that.
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