Liver Abscess Fluid: Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Shipped April 2013
The sample was sent as a simulated liver abscess fluid sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and iden-tify Saccharomyces species and perform sus-ceptibility testing to antifungal agents according to their protocols, or refer the sample for further testing.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1304-1
- Fungemia by Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been linked to the use of probiotics for prevention of diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile.
- Nosocomial transmission can occur through airborne contamination or transmission from healthcare workers to patients with indwelling central catheters.