Frozen Fecal Transplant Material Has 90% C. diff Cure Rate

Patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile had a 90 percent infection cure rate following a frozen fecal microbiota transplant from unrelated donors, according to a study in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Seventy percent of patients ceased to have diarrhea symptoms following FMT. Additionally, daily bowel movements fell from a median of seven the day before FMT to two the day after FMT.

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Researchers suggest FMT using frozen matter is an effective treatment for treating relapsing C. diff infections.

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