Is incidental recovery of yeast from enteric pathogen stool cultures obtained from hospitalized patients clinically significant?

Rachel A. Pfeifer, Peter C. Iwen, Fang Qiu, Mark E. Rupp, Elizabeth D. Hermsen
2011 Infectious Disease Reports  
A matched case-control study was conducted to investigate gastrointestinal colonization with yeast as a predictor of invasive candidiasis (IC) in patients who underwent an enteric pathogen test. No significant association was detected between gastrointestinal colonization and IC. However, gastrointestinal colonization with yeast was associated with increased antimicrobial exposure and median length of hospitalization.
doi:10.4081/idr.2011.2203 fatcat:jrazssk5fbhoxitmhimkwhowni