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

Rachel A. Pfeifer, Peter Charles Iwen, Fang Qiu, Mark Edmund Rupp, Elizabeth D. Hermsen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalInfectious Disease Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • Candidiasis
  • Colonization
  • Stool culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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