Sputum: Geotrichum species – Shipped September 2013
This sample was sent as a simulated sputum sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Geotrichum species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1309-3
- 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.