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Stool transplantation for persistent intestinal complaints

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published March 31, 2023 11:42

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A regional hospital in Třinec is using an unusual, yet cheap and effective method to treat persistent, recurrent diarrhea caused by the Clostridium difficile bacterium. It involves "transferring" the stool of a healthy person into the patient's intestine.

The infection is most common in elderly people in hospitals or nursing homes. A risk factor is antibiotic therapy, especially prolonged antibiotic therapy. In some cases, the course of the disease can be life-threatening. The goal of stool transplantation i...

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