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Frozen faecal matter works as well as fresh for transplantation in C difficile patients

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i138 (Published 13 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i138
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Restoring protective colonic microbiota in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection can be done just as well with transplanted frozen and then defrosted faecal matter as with fresh stools, a study published in JAMA has shown.1 Using frozen faecal microbiota transplantation would remove many of the logistical burdens that clinicians face when preparing fresh material.

Since the emergence of hypervirulent strains in the early 2000s, …

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