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- n. An antifungal drug of the echinocandin class, administered intravenously.
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Echinocandin drugs, like caspofungin, attack the cell surface by interfering with cell wall biosynthesis.
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Rotstein CM, Betts RF, Nucci M, Talwar D, et al. (2007) Micafungin versus caspofungin for treatment of candidemia and other forms of invasive candidiasis.