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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1266-1269
Invasive Saccharomyces cerevisiae infection: A friend turning foe?

Department of Internal Medicine, St. Mary's HealthCenter, St. Louis, MO, USA

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Dr. Unnikrishnan Pillai
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Mary's HealthCenter, St. Louis, MO
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.144265

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We report a very rare case of acute pyelonephritis in a 51-year-old female with a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes caused by a normally benign and a well-known human commensal organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae that is very often prescribed as a probiotic in modern medical practice. The causal role of S. cerevisiae was confirmed by its isolation in blood, urine, stool as well as vaginal swabs thus proving its virulent nature in suitable situations.

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