Geotrichum capitatum septicemia in a hematological malignancy patient with positive galactomannan antigen: case report and review of the literature

Ozkaya-Parlakay A., CENGİZ A. B., Karadag-Oncel E., KUŞKONMAZ B. B., SARIBAŞ Z., KARA A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.54, no.6, pp.674-678, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.674-678
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Geotrichum capitatum, formerly known as Trichosporon capitatum, is an uncommon but frequently fatal invasive fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, especially in hematological malignancies. We report a seven-year-old patient with acute myeloid leukemia with Geotrichum septicemia with involvement of the lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys, who had a favorable outcome after therapy. Alteration of antifungal treatment to liposomal amphotericin B resolved the fever with favorable clinical response.