Ann Clin Microbiol.  2020 Sep;23(3):215-218. 10.5145/ACM.2020.23.3.5.

A Case Report of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fungemia in a Premature Infant Following Probiotic Treatment

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, Uijeongbu, Korea
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Probiotics are used to restore and maintain the healthy intestinal microflora. Although Saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) is considered as a non-pathogenic yeast, administration of SC as a probiotic is associated with a rare cause of fungemia in immunocompromised patients with central venous catheter insertion. We encountered a case of SC fungemia in a premature infant who presented with respiratory distress syndrome and had undergone central venous catheterization.

Keyword

Central venous catheter; Fungemia; Premature birth; Probiotics; Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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