Saccharomyces cerevisiae fungemia after probiotic treatment in an intensive care unit patient
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2017
Source:Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Author(s): İ. Kara, F. Yıldırım, Ö. Özgen, S. Erganiş, M. Aydoğdu, M. Dizbay, G. Gürsel, A. Kalkanci
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a common colonizer of the human gastrointestinal system as a benign organism. Enteral supplementation of this yeast as a probiotic product is effective in the treatment of antibiotic associated diarrhae. In rare occasions it can cause invasive infections. We present two fungemia cases in an intensive care unit following probiotic treatment containing S. boulardii. We...