Latest Fecal bacteriotherapy Stories
A pilot study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may lead to greater availability and acceptability of an unusual treatment for a serious medical problem – use of fecal material from healthy donors to treat recurrent diarrhea caused by the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria.
Infants and toddlers frequently carry toxigenic Clostridium difficile, usually with no harm to themselves, but can serve as a reservoir and spread the bacteria to adults in whom it can cause severe disease.
A Canadian doctor has developed a way to transfer healthy bacteria from stool samples and encapsulate them in pill form to treat intestinal infections.
According to a new study, when antibiotics aren’t enough to cure recurring infections from Clostridium difficile bacteria, a fecal transplant may do the job.
A synthetic "poop" developed at the University of Guelph can cure nasty gastrointestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile, a toxin-producing bacterium.
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