Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Posted by: | October 13, 2023 | Comments

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Fecal Microbiota Transplant is a Promising Treatment
Clostridium difficile infections are being treated successfully with fecal microbiota transplantation, studies show.
Generally, drug development in the U.S. is powered by pharmaceutical company laboratories. In an unusual turn of events, a promising new treatment for debilitating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection has developed outside the usual drug-development process, and the treatment isn’t a chemical compound, but microbes that live in the human gut.

Every year more than 14,000 Americans die from C. difficile, a serious infection that causes diarrhea1. Prolonged use of antibiotics raises the risk of C. difficile, which is increasingly common in hospitals. C. difficile infections can be hard to eliminate. Physicians need better options for their patients.

Read more at the AGA Institution .






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