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Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii fungemia following probiotic treatment


Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii fungemia following probiotic treatment



Medical Mycology Case Reports 18: 15-17



ISSN/ISBN: 2211-7539

PMID: 28794958

DOI: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2017.07.007

Probiotics are commonly prescribed as an adjuvant in the treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile. We report the case of an immunocompromised 73-year-old patient on chemotherapy who developed Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii fungemia in a central venous catheter during treatment of antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis with the probiotic Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii. Fungemia was resolved after interruption of probiotic administration without the need to replace the central venous line.

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