Frozen poop pills may help patients with C. difficile gut infections

October 13, 2014 2:26 PM

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Frozen poop pills may help patients with C. difficile gut infections

Taking a capsule orally to to help fight Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection is a safe alternative to more invasive procedures, such as colonoscopy or treatment through a nasogastric tube. Oral administration of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) therapy in acid-resistant capsules was just as effective as these other treatment methods at eliminating recurrent diarrhea caused by C. difficile.

C. difficile is a type of bacterial infection that affects the digestive system, and most commonly affects people who have been treated with antibiotics. Symptoms of a C. difficile infection can include diarrhea, fever, and painful abdominal cramps. While many times symptoms can be mild, sometimes l...

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