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S. Boulardi might not be beneficial for everyone. S. boulardi might be capable of going fungal. Raises the question if someone has too much fungal candida present whether or not Fungal candida can cause S. Boulardi to turn fungal. For someone who has enough good bacteria in the gut it might not be a problem though.
Safety of administration
“S. boulardii is administrated to patients in a lyophilized
form and the treatment is well tolerated. However, some
rare cases of S. boulardii fungemias have been reported
in patients with an indwelling central venous catheter (de
Llanos et al., 2006; Hennequin et al., 2000; Lherm et al.,
2002). The origin of the fungemia is thought to be either
a digestive tract translocation or a contamination of the
central venous line by the colonized hands of health
workers (Hennequin et al., 2000). This raises the question
of the risk-benefit ratio of S. boulardii in critically ill or
immunocompromised patients. Thus, administration of S.
boulardii should be contraindicated for patients of fragile
health, as well as for patients with central venous catheter
(Herbrecht and Nivoix, 2005).”
Hard to say what they mean by “immunocompromised” or “fragile health”. In the gut that might translate to too much pathogens in the gut?