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Stool transplants are now standard of care for recurrent C. difficile infections

By: Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, Contributor Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as stool transplantation, is a procedure in which stool from a healthy donor is placed into the gut of a patient in order to treat a certain disease. FMT is not a new concept, but in the last six years it has become a standard-of-care therapy for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). …

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