Infections by Geotrichum capitatum, occurring in leukemia patients, are rarely reported and generally are characterized by a poor prognosis. Here we reported a case of G. capitatum pneumonia in a patient with plasma cell leukemia, successfully treated with antifungal combination with voriconazole and caspofungin and supportive therapy.

Fianchi, L., Montini, L., Caira, M., Voso, M.t., Maviglia, R., Posteraro, B., et al. (2008). Combined voriconazole plus caspofungin therapy for the treatment of probable Geotrichum pneumonia in a leukemia patient. INFECTION, 36(1), 65-67 [10.1007/s15010-007-6235-4].

Combined voriconazole plus caspofungin therapy for the treatment of probable Geotrichum pneumonia in a leukemia patient

VOSO, MARIA TERESA;
2008-02-01

Abstract

Infections by Geotrichum capitatum, occurring in leukemia patients, are rarely reported and generally are characterized by a poor prognosis. Here we reported a case of G. capitatum pneumonia in a patient with plasma cell leukemia, successfully treated with antifungal combination with voriconazole and caspofungin and supportive therapy.
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue
English
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Aged; Antifungal Agents; Drug Therapy, Combination; Echinocandins; Female; Geotrichosis; Geotrichum; Humans; Immunocompromised Host; Leukemia, Plasma Cell; Lung Diseases, Fungal; Pyrimidines; Triazoles; Voriconazole
Fianchi, L., Montini, L., Caira, M., Voso, M.t., Maviglia, R., Posteraro, B., et al. (2008). Combined voriconazole plus caspofungin therapy for the treatment of probable Geotrichum pneumonia in a leukemia patient. INFECTION, 36(1), 65-67 [10.1007/s15010-007-6235-4].
Fianchi, L; Montini, L; Caira, M; Voso, Mt; Maviglia, R; Posteraro, B; Pagano, L
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