Galactomannan detection in Geotrichum capitatum invasive infections: report of 2 new cases and review of diagnostic options.

@article{Bonini2008GalactomannanDI,
  title={Galactomannan detection in Geotrichum capitatum invasive infections: report of 2 new cases and review of diagnostic options.},
  author={Alessandro Bonini and Carlo Capatti and Maria Parmeggiani and Luigi Gugliotta and Alessandra Micozzi and Giuseppe Gentile and Saveria Capria and Corrado Girmenia},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={450-2}
}
We report 2 cases of Geotrichum capitatum infection in leukemia patients for which Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) assay was positive. The diagnostic options of G. capitatum infections in hematologic patients were reviewed. Although the pathogen was isolated from blood in 77% of cases, diagnostic difficulties remain and GM assay may have a role. 

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