It may sound potty to some, but Ysbyty Gwynedd will use Faecal Microbiota Transfer (FMT), also known as a stool transplant
, to cure the vast majority of people with recurring cases of Clostridium difficile.
OpenBiome's charge of $250 for a prepared stool transplant has not received FDA approval but the product is being used to treat resistant C.
Ben Eiseman, MD, a surgeon in Denver, reported in 1958 about four patients treated with stool transplants in the journal Surgery.
He received a stool transplant
from his nephew, and it cleared up the condition quickly
It's a human stool transplant (HST) using donated stool from a healthy family member.
Human Stool Transplant Effective Treatment For C-diff.
Costly treatments from Merck and Co and other drugmakers, and a vaccine from Sanofi, are on the horizon, but growing numbers of gastroenterologists are more excited about the use of human stool transplants
, which in experimental settings have consistently cured 85 percent to 90 per cent of patients who have had multiple episodes of C.