Treatment of ulcerative colitis using fecal bacteriotherapy.

  title={Treatment of ulcerative colitis using fecal bacteriotherapy.},
  author={Thomas Julius Borody and Eloise F Warren and Sharyn M Leis and Rosa Surace and Ori Ashman},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={37 1},
BACKGROUND Although the etiology of idiopathic ulcerative colitis (UC) remains poorly understood, the intestinal flora is suspected to play an important role. Specific, consistent abnormalities in flora composition peculiar to UC have not yet been described, however Clostridium difficile colitis has been cured by the infusion of human fecal flora into the colon. This approach may also be applicable to the treatment of UC on the basis of restoration of flora imbalances. GOAL To observe the… CONTINUE READING