Poop transplants can treat diarrhea infection

March 30, 2015 2:48 PM

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It may sound distasteful but researchers have found that the transplantation of fecal matter successfully treated Clostridium difficile infections, which lead to recurrent cases of diarrhea and severe abdominal pain with thousands of fatalities worldwide every year, in patients.

The results, published in the journal Microbiome, revealed that healthy changes to the patients' microbiome were sustained for up to 21 weeks after transplant, and has implications for the regulation of the treatment.

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