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

Luca Montini, Brunella Posteraro, Livio Pagano, Luana Fianchi, Morena Caira, Riccardo Maviglia, M. T Voso

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalInfection
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Echinocandins
  • Female
  • Geotrichosis
  • Geotrichum
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Leukemia, Plasma Cell
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal
  • Pyrimidines
  • Triazoles
  • Voriconazole

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