RICHARD MINTON, M.D.; RODOLFO V. YOUNG, M.D.; EDWARD SHANBROM, M.D.
The fungus Geotrichum, like Monilia, has been reported to cause a wide variety of pathologic conditions as well as to be a nonpathogen. Tonsillitis,1 conjunctivitis, bronchitis,2 cutaneous lesions,3 ulcerative rectal lesions,4 pulmonary diseases5 and septicemia6, 7 have been attributed to the organism. Two cases of Geotrichum septicemia are reported in an infant and in a debilitated aged individual.6-7 With these exceptions the English literature has been concerned mainly with bronchopulmonary geotrichosis. In 1934 Smith8 reported five cases, two pulmonary and three bronchial. In 1946 Kunstadter, Pendergrass, and Schubert9 reported one case of pulmonary and two of bronchial geotrichosis. Reeves,10
MINTON R, YOUNG RV, SHANBROM E. ENDOBRONCHIAL GEOTRICHOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:340–343. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-340
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(2):340-343.
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