Geotrichum candidum is a widespread species in soil, water and air.
It is also common in polluted water and sewage effluents, paper pulp and on textiles. Also widely found as a spoilage organism of bread, meat, fruit, fruit juices and other foodstuffs. In indoor environments, it has been isolated from carpet dust and damp walls.
Health Effects Associated With Geotrichum candidum
Geotrichum candidum frequently causes pulmonary infection but has also been reported to cause bronchial, oral, vaginal, cutaneous and alimentary infections. It poses inhalation health risks and also health risks related to major barrier breaks (e.g., corneal perforation, major surgery, peritoneal or venous catheter presence, and injection drug use) in persons with weak immune systems.
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