These transplants are referred to as fecal microbiota transplantations, or stool transplants. When C diff infections don't respond to antibiotics, stool transplants have proven effective—most people recover after a single treatment. Once considered a fringe treatment, C diff is gaining support from scientists who argue that it should be a first-line therapy for CDI.
Poop Transplants For Treating Infection
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Ecosystems with many species tend to be more resilient than those with few species. 00:03
A fecal transplant aims to replenish the gut microbiome with a variety of species and stave off an overabundance of C diff bacteria. 01:14
Microbial transplants also have applications in agriculture and aquarium maintenance. 02:02
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