Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1266--1269

Invasive Saccharomyces cerevisiae infection: A friend turning foe?


Unnikrishnan Pillai, Joe Devasahayam, Aparna Narayana Kurup, Alexandre Lacasse 
 Department of Internal Medicine, St. Mary's HealthCenter, St. Louis, MO, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Unnikrishnan Pillai
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Mary«SQ»s HealthCenter, St. Louis, MO
USA

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.


How to cite this article:
Pillai U, Devasahayam J, Kurup AN, Lacasse A. Invasive Saccharomyces cerevisiae infection: A friend turning foe?.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:1266-1269


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Pillai U, Devasahayam J, Kurup AN, Lacasse A. Invasive Saccharomyces cerevisiae infection: A friend turning foe?. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];25:1266-1269
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