Disease Information for Geotrichosis/Geotrichum candidum

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Clinical Manifestations
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Chemotherapy/cancer
Patient/Organ transplant
Patient/Diabetes mellitus
Patient/Immune compromised/Immune suppressed
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Sputum culture/fungus positive
Microlab/Oral smear coarse hyphae present
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Hyphae in tissue
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Fungus (category)
AGENT/Saprophytic organism (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
E 413 GEOTRICHOSIS, Geotrichoses, Geotrichosis, Geotrichosis (disorder), Geotrichum infection, Infection by Geotrichum, infection Geotrichum, Synonym/Geotrichum capitatum/clavatum/fici
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amphotericin B (Fungizone)
Definition

Systemic infection due to the fungus Geotrichum canditum (capitatum/clavatum/fici) exclusively in immunocompromised individuals; saprophytic yeast like fungi with portal of entry by soil into respiratory or digestive tract; treatment is with Amphotericin B AND flucytosine or itraconazole; mortality 75%; also in diabetics as oral vaginal or skin infection then nizoral is effective; coarse true hyphae are seen in tissue and culture

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