A Practical Method for Preparation of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Clostridium difficile is a challenging infection that can be difficult to treat with antibiotic therapy. This chapter outlines the processing material for fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as stool transplant. Fecal transplantations are effective in treating recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). FMT uses a stool sample collected from a healthy, screened donor to restore healthy microbiota in the colon of a patient with CDI for symptom resolution. Here, we describe a rapid method for FMT preparation that uses inexpensive and disposable materials.

publication date

  • 2016