FDA Warns of Infections from Fecal Transplants After 1 Death
After reports of serious, antibiotic-resistant infections linked to the procedures, the FDA wants “to alert all health care professionals who administer FMT (fecal microbiota transplant) about this potential serious risk so they can inform their patients.
The transplant involves taking stool from a healthy donor and placing it in the ill patient’s colon. The aim is to help replace an unhealthy “microbiome”—the trillions of bacteria that reside in the human gut—with a more robust, disease-fighting microbiome from the donor.
Once delivered via the fecal transplant, this new microbiome repopulates the patient’s microbiome with healthier microorganisms, which effectively crowd out dangerous C. difficile.
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