Medline ® Abstract for Reference 65
of 'Clostridium difficile in adults: Treatment'
Treating Clostridium difficile infection with fecal microbiota transplantation.
Bakken JS, Borody T, Brandt LJ, Brill JV, Demarco DC, Franzos MA, Kelly C, Khoruts A, Louie T, Martinelli LP, Moore TA, Russell G, Surawicz C, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Workgroup
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;9(12):1044. Epub 2011 Aug 24.
Clostridium difficile infection is increasing in incidence, severity, and mortality. Treatment options are limited and appear to be losing efficacy. Recurrent disease is especially challenging; extended treatment with oral vancomycin is becoming increasingly common but is expensive. Fecal microbiota transplantation is safe, inexpensive, and effective; according to case and small series reports, about 90% of patients are cured. We discuss the rationale, methods, and use of fecal microbiota transplantation.
St Luke's Infectious Disease Associates, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.