Fecal microbiota transplantation in recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. Report of one case

Felipe Moscoso, Daniela Simian, Daniela Rivera, Guillermo Acuña, Rodrigo Quera

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Abstract

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has an incomparable efficacy to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, with near 90% of success. We report a 57 years old woman who developed an antibiotic associated diarrhea with a positive polymerase chain reaction test for Clostridium Difficile toxin. She was successfully treated with Vancomycin trice but diarrhea recurred. Therefore a fecal microbiota transplant was performed using solid stools from a relative, diluted in saline and instilled in the distal ileon, with a good clinical response, without recurrence of diarrhea, during a 6-month follow-up.

Translated title of the contributionFecal microbiota transplantation in recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. Report of one case
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume143
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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