1309-3

Sputum: Geotrichum species – Shipped September 2013

HISTORY

This sample was sent as a simulated sputum sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Geotrichum species.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1309-3

  • Members of the genus Geotrichum may be confused with yeasts because they produce a white to cream-colored colony on fungal media.
  • Geotrichum species infections are very rare and are mainly pulmonary or bronchopulmonary although cutaneous, hepatosplenic and urinary involvement have been reported.

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