"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.