Infectious Diseases Specialists
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile
"Clostridium difficile" infection of the colon may cause colitis (bowel inflammation), fever, and/or diarrhea. "Fecal Microbiota Transplantation", offers an alternative therapy to patients who have suffered recurrent infection despite receiving standard oral antibiotic therapy. Many studies, have shown a high cure rate with low relapse rate.¹
FMT is a procedure whereby stool (fecal bacteria) is donated from a healthy individual and instilled into the patient. This process restores the colonic microflora by using healthy bacterial flora to replace or "crowd out" the harmful Clostridium difficile bacterium.
Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Donald K. Marcus, M.D. @ 215-355-9634.
1. Burke KE, Lamont JT (August 2013). "Fecal Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Older Adults: A Review.”. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61 (8): 1394–8.
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