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.
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