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J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Nov;41(11):5340-3.

Outbreak of Saccharomyces cerevisiae subtype boulardii fungemia in patients neighboring those treated with a probiotic preparation of the organism.

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III Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. mcassone@libero.it

Abstract

We report an outbreak of Saccharomyces cerevisiae subtype boulardii fungemia among three intensive care unit roommates of patients receiving lyophilized preparations of this fungus. The fungemia was probably due to central venous catheter contamination and resolved after fluconazole treatment. The need for stringent application of proper hygiene when using a probiotic preparation of this organism is emphasized.

PMID:
14605200
PMCID:
PMC262466
DOI:
10.1128/jcm.41.11.5340-5343.2003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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