Poop pills are latest way to cure dangerous C. diff infections, new study shows

October 3, 2013 3:25 PM

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Poop pills are latest way to cure dangerous C. diff infections, new study shows

Swallowing a handful of feces-filled pills might not sound like a medical breakthrough, but for patients like Shawn Mulligan of Calgary, Canada, the unconventional new treatment has been nothing less than a cure.

Mulligan, 53, is one of the first people suffering from a terrible gut infection caused by the germ Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, to get better using fecal transplants delivered not through nose tubes, colonoscopies or enemas — but through poop pills.

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