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"Poop Transplants" May Combat Bacterial Infections, Henry Ford Hospital Study


10/22/2012 8:00:26 AM

"Fecal transplants" are an effective way to treat people with one type of intestinal bacteria infection, a new study shows. Researchers transplanted fecal matter from healthy people into the colons of people infected with the notoriously hard-to-treat Clostridium difficile bacteria, which causes severe, watery diarrhea. The researchers found that 46 out of 49 patients got better within a week of the treatment.

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