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Donor faecal transplantation is highly curative in recurrent C difficile infection, trial finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4638 (Published 24 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4638
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Faecal transplantation with donor stool is more effective than transplanting a patient’s own stool in preventing further Clostridium difficile episodes in people with recurrent infection, results from a randomised trial of faecal transplantation have shown.1

C difficile infection is one of the most common healthcare associated infections. Antibiotic treatment for the condition is often ineffective, and recurrent infections are common, requiring prolonged courses of antibiotics. Faecal transplantation …

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