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Risk Factors for Infection with Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Marketed as Saccharomyces boulardii)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

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Description:

Saccharmoyces boulardii is a yeast marketed as a probiotic to prevent or reduce the severity of diarrhea. The name is invalid for a number of reasons, and it is considered synonymous with Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker's or brewer's yeast). Systemic infection can occur following oral ingestion, even in patients who are not immunocompromised.

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