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Arch Intern Med. 1980 Nov;140(11):1539.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae septicemia.


We report the first known case of septicemia caused by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It occurred nosocomially in a hyperalimented burned man. It is a rare example of disease caused by S cerevisiae, which, like many saprophytes, can become pathogenic in the debilitated. The case is remarkable for its apparent origin in a bleeding esophageal lesion, for its clinical characteristics, including profound neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, hypothermia, and monocytopenia, and for its cure by amphotericin B.

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