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|Title:||Faecal microbiota transplantation for severe Clostridium difficile infection in the intensive care unit.|
|Authors:||Trubiano, Jason A;Gardiner, Bradley;Kwong, Jason C;Ward, Peter;Testro, Adam G;Charles, Patrick G P|
Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; 25(2): 255-7|
|Abstract:||We describe a case of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) used for severe binary toxin-positive Clostridium difficile infection in an intensive care setting. The patient was admitted to the ICU of a tertiary hospital and failed traditional maximal pharmacological management. Adjunctive therapy with FMT given through gastroscopy resulted in resolution of the C. difficile-related symptoms. Although there is a growing experience with FMT for recurrent C. difficile infection, published evidence in severe disease is very limited. In a landscape of increasingly severe C. difficile infection, adjunctive FMT may be considered a useful early treatment option.|
|Internal ID Number:||23117471|
Combined Modality Therapy
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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