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. , ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.54, ss.674-678, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.674-678

Özet

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.