Geotrichum candidum

Geotrichum candidum is a type of fungus often found in soil, water, air, and some food products. In the human body, it's commonly present in the gut and on the skin. While typically harmless, Geotrichum candidum can cause issues in immunocompromised individuals....

Geotrichum candidum

Who Would Benefit from Testing for Geotrichum candidum Overgrowth?

People with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy, with HIV/AIDS, or transplant recipients, may benefit from testing for Geotrichum candidum overgrowth.

What Are Common Symptoms of Geotrichum candidum?

  • Respiratory issues or infections
  • Skin rashes or lesions
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Oral thrush-like symptoms
  • Fatigue and general malaise

How Does Geotrichum candidum Affect the Body in Healthy Individuals?

In healthy individuals, Geotrichum candidum usually doesn’t cause harm and is part of the normal flora. It only becomes problematic when the immune system is compromised.

What are the Treatment Options for Geotrichum candidum Infections?

Treatment for Geotrichum candidum infections typically involves antifungal medications. The specific treatment depends on the infection site and the individual’s overall health status.

Test(s) that measure/test for Geotrichum candidum

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