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March 8, 1976

Geotrichum Septicemia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr Sheehy), Birmingham, Ala.

JAMA. 1976;235(10):1035-1037. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260360037023

Although disseminated geotrichosis is an unusual disease (to our knowledge, only six cases have been reported), Geotrichum candidum is not a very virulent fungus. In our case, there was neutrophilic phagocytosis of the arthrospores of G candidum, with rapid clearance of the fungus from the plasma of a chronically ill patient whose immune defenses were still intact.

(JAMA 235:1035-1037, 1976)