Letters Faecal transplants

Clarifying the management of Clostridium difficile infection

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6130 (Published 19 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6130
  1. Damian P Mawer, clinical research fellow1,
  2. Mark H Wilcox, professor of medical microbiology1
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
  1. damian.mawer{at}nhs.net

Spector and Knight highlight the potential role of faecal transplantation in the management of Clostridium difficile infection.1 We agree that prolonged follow-up data are needed, given the unknown long term adverse consequences, but we wish to clarify come of their statements.

Firstly, Spector and Knight quote a recurrence rate of 25% after initial mild infection but recurrence …

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