Peritonitis due to Galactomyces geotrichum: A Rare Case Report DD03-DD04
Dr. Anushka V Devnikar,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, S. Nijalingappa Medical College,
Navanagar, Bagalkot-587102, Karnataka, India.
Galactomyces geotrichum is the teleomorphic stage of several unnamed Geotrichum species. They are filamentous yeast like fungi that are ubiquitous in nature. They have been isolated from various sources such as fruits, vegetables, plants and soil and are also found to be a part of the normal flora of the human gastrointestinal tract. It is an emerging pathogen associated with superficial or disseminated infections in an immunocompromised host or in patients with debilitating diseases. This report describes an unusual case of peritonitis due to Galactomyces geotrichum secondary to hollow viscus perforation in a young woman without any underlying co-morbidities.