Fecal Transplantation for Refractory C. Difficile Infections

Patricia Salber

Posted 10/12/11 on The Doctor Weighs In

Clostridium difficile

Whether you call it by its scientific name, fecal microbiota transplantation, or by the tongue in cheek equivalent, “transpoosion,” there is no getting around it – this treatment for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) involves introducing a blenderized sample of a healthy person’s stool into the gut of the infected individual.  Yuk, you might be thinking, but evidence is accumulating that, in some cases, fecal transplantation can be life saving.

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