Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
About Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is a therapy for those with recurrent and severe clostridium difficile infection (C-diff). C-diff is a bacteria that is present in the intestine of some individuals, and its problems can range from a mild illness with diarrhea to a severe life-threatening condition requiring hospitalization.
With FMT, a colony of bacteria is established to suppress C-diff in a process of “fecal donation” – placing feces from another person into the intestine of a patient with C-diff.
To date, FMT has been very effective in patients who are acutely or chronically ill, as well as those who are not improving with traditional antibiotic therapy.