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What is a fecal transfer?


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January 04, 2010 12:54AM

It is a preparation of fecal bacteria from healthy donors.

"Normal" stool microbes, most of which cannot be cultivated, constitute the "ultimate probiotic" and have been shown to be highly effective in arresting recurrences of C. difficile infection. Delivery of the microflora by jejunal tube or during colonic endoscopy typically require clinic or hospital facilities. Donors are usually genetic relatives.