Saccharomyces cerevisiae Sepsis Following Probiotic Therapy in an Infant.

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae Sepsis Following Probiotic Therapy in an Infant.

Indian Pediatr. 2019 11 15;56(11):971-972

Authors: Chakravarty S, Parashar A, Acharyya S

Abstract
A 3.5-month-old infant with undiagnosed underlying combined immunodeficiency presented with S. ceravisiae fungemia following treatment with S. boulardii containing probiotic preparation. This case highlights that the use of probiotics in sick patients may be fraught with danger.

PMID: 31729330 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]