Geotrichum capitatum is a rare fungal pathogen that has infrequently affected immunocompromised patients with onco-hematologic diseases. Geotrichum capitatum invasive infection has been associated with poor prognosis, with a mortality rate ranging from 50% to 90%. Here, we report the first case of Geotrichum capitatum invasive fungal infection in a liver transplant recipient from an unrelated deceased donor, who was effectively treated with amphotericin B and voriconazole. We also reviewed the available literature in the field.

Geotrichum capitatum Invasive Infection Early After Liver Transplant

Becchetti, Chiara;Ferrarese, Alberto;Barbieri, Stefania;Feltracco, Paolo;Saluzzo, Francesca;Cillo, Umberto;Senzolo, Marco;Germani, Giacomo;Burra, Patrizia
2020

Abstract

Geotrichum capitatum is a rare fungal pathogen that has infrequently affected immunocompromised patients with onco-hematologic diseases. Geotrichum capitatum invasive infection has been associated with poor prognosis, with a mortality rate ranging from 50% to 90%. Here, we report the first case of Geotrichum capitatum invasive fungal infection in a liver transplant recipient from an unrelated deceased donor, who was effectively treated with amphotericin B and voriconazole. We also reviewed the available literature in the field.
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