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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 212-213

Urinary tract infection: A very rare presentation of Geotrichum candidum infection

Department of Microbiology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS), Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Rupali Santosh Shinde
Department of Microbiology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS), Civil Hospital Compound, Belgaum - 590 001, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.162673

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Geotrichum candidum (G. candidum), a fungus from the class fungi imperfecti, is found saphrophtically saprophytically in nature and as a commensal in the mouth, bronchi, lungs, and gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. The pathogenicity of the fungus G. candidum has not been clearly defined. We describe a patient of perforative peritonitis who developed urinary tract infection (UTI) secondary to catheterization. Urine sample isolated G. candidum with significant colony count and repeated isolation also yielded the same organism. Though it is yeast of low virulence, it is an emerging pathogen associated with infections in immunocompromised and debilitated individuals.

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