Woman becomes obese after fecal transplantation from overweight donor

February 6, 2015 4:04 PM

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Woman becomes obese after fecal transplantation from overweight donor

Infection with C. difficile can cause inflammation of the colon, leading to diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and nausea.

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), C. difficile is responsible for around 337,000 infections and 14,000 deaths in the US each year. Elderly individuals and people with certain medical conditions are most at risk of C. difficile infection.

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