Catheter-related Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fungemia Following Saccharomyces boulardii Probiotic Treatment: In a child in intensive care unit and review of the literature


Atici S., Soysal A., KARADENİZ CERİT K. , Yilmaz S., Aksuc B. , KIYAN G. , ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL MYCOLOGY CASE REPORTS, cilt.15, ss.33-35, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2017.02.002
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL MYCOLOGY CASE REPORTS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.33-35

Özet

Although Saccharomyces boulardii is usually a non-pathogenic fungus, in rare occasions it can cause invasive infection in children. We present the case of an 8-year-old patient in pediatric surgical intensive care unit who developed S. cerevisiae fungemia following probiotic treatment containing S. boulardii. Caspofungin was not effective in this case and he was treated with amphotericin B. We want to emphasize that physicians should be careful about probiotic usage in critically ill patients.