Geotrichum capitatum septicaemia in neutropenic patients: case report and review of the literature.

Case report


Schiemann R, Glasmacher A, Bailly E, Horre R, Molitor E, Leutner C, Smith MT, Kleinschmidt R, Marklein G, Sauerbruch T.

Medizinische Klinik, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-Universitat Bonn, Germany.

Mycoses. 1998 Mar-Apr;41(3-4):113-6.


We report a case of systemic infection with Geotrichum capitatum in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia. Three days before death, the patient developed acute renal failure, probably caused by occlusion of glomerula with hyphae of G. capitatum. Up until now, prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Geotrichum capitatum have not been established. However, the prophylactic administration of high-dose itraconazole and the therapeutic use of liposomal amphotericin B are subjects of discussion.

Keywords: Geotrichum capitatum ,septicaemia,Neutropenia,Geotrichosis,fungal infection