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Geotrichum are yeast belonging to the Endomyceteaceae family.

May cause disease in immunosuppressed patients. Low levels may be a dietary artefact; certain strains are used to make soft cheeses.

Sources: This organism can be found in soil, dairy products and in human skin and mucosae.

Pathogenicity: Usually only considered an opportunistic pathogen in immune-compromised hosts. Geotrichum candidum is the etiological agent of Geotrichosis. Geotrichum may also play a role in IBS.

Symptoms: Symptoms of Geotrichum infection have been associated with diarrhea and enteritis. Symptoms of Geotrichosis may resemble those of candidiasis.

Treatment: Currently, standard texts provide no specific antifungal guidelines for GI overgrowth of Geotrichum. Oral azoles and have been recommended for extra intestinal infections. Susceptibility testing is advised owing to increasing drug resistance.

Please discuss any treatment plan with your doctor before starting it.

What does it mean if your Geotrichum spp. result is too low?

May cause disease in immunosuppressed patients. Low levels may be a dietary artefact; certain strains are used to make soft cheeses.

What does it mean if your Geotrichum spp. result is too high?

May cause disease in immunosuppressed patients. 

Sources: This organism can be found in soil, dairy products and in human skin and mucosae.

Pathogenicity: Usually only considered an opportunistic pathogen in immune-compromised hosts. Geotrichum candidum is the etiological agent of Geotrichosis. Geotrichum may also play a role in IBS.

Symptoms: Symptoms of Geotrichum infection have been associated with diarrhea and enteritis. Symptoms of Geotrichosis may resemble those of candidiasis.

Treatment: Currently, standard texts provide no specific antifungal guidelines for GI overgrowth of Geotrichum. Oral azoles and have been recommended for extra intestinal infections. Susceptibility testing is advised owing to increasing drug resistance.

Please discuss any treatment plan with your doctor before starting it.

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