Disseminated Geotrichum capitatum infection with predominant liver involvement in a patient with non Hodgkin's lymphoma

Nicole Amft, Antonio Miadonna, Maria Anna Viviani, Alberto Tedeschi

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Abstract

Geotrichum capitatum is an emerging opportunistic pathogen which causes invasive disease in immunocompromized patients. We describe a patient with non Hodgkin's lymphoma and disseminated infection by G. capitatum with predominant liver involvement, which was proven by repeated positive blood cultures and a liver biopsy. Staining liver biopsy demonstrated the presence of hyphal elements consistent with G. capitatum. Combined antimycotic treatment with amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine did not eradicate the mycotic infection as shown by the persistence of liver lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalHaematologica
Volume81
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

Keywords

  • Geotrichum capitatum
  • Invasive mycosis
  • Liver involvement
  • Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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