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Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic-associated fungemia: questioning the safety of this preventive probiotic's use


Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic-associated fungemia: questioning the safety of this preventive probiotic's use



Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 87(3): 286-288



ISSN/ISBN: 0732-8893

PMID: 28024866

DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.12.004

We report a case of fungemia in an immunocompetent patient after administration of probiotic containing Saccharomyces boulardii. We demonstrated the strain relatedness of the yeast from the probiotic capsule and the yeast causing fungal infection using genomic and proteomic typing methods. Our study questions the safety of this preventative biotherapy.

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