Fecal transplant in refractory Clostridium difficile colitis.

  title={Fecal transplant in refractory Clostridium difficile colitis.},
  author={Alexander Kleger and Jacqueline Schnell and Andreas Essig and Martin Wagner and Martin Bommer and Thomas Seufferlein and Georg Haerter},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={110 7},
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infections are becoming more common, more severe, and more likely to recur. Conventional treatment with antibiotics often fails to eradicate the infection; even when it succeeds, recurrent infection is common. Complementary treatment with probiotic agents to reconstitute the physiological intestinal flora does not yield any consistent benefit. In recent years, fecal transplantation has been used in the English-speaking countries with cure rates of about 87%, but… CONTINUE READING
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