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Probiotics

Also indexed as:Intestinal Flora, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus casei
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There are at least nine case reports of severe, invasive (internal) fungal infections developing in people treated with the yeast organism Saccharomyces boulardii. All of these people were debilitated or had impaired immune function prior to receiving Saccharomyces boulardii.2009, 2010 Severe infection (sepsis) due to lactobacilli has also occurred in people with impaired immune function.2011 People with diseases of the heart valves should not take probiotics prior to dental procedures, as doing so might lead to an infection of the heart valve.2012

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