BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222958
  • Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)

Successful faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection delivered by colonoscopy through a diverted ileostomy in a patient with severe perianal Crohn’s disease

  1. Simon Goldenberg2
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Guy’s & St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Guy’s & St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Digby-Bell, jdigbybell{at}
  • Accepted 17 February 2018
  • Published 5 March 2018


We present the first reported case of successful treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection with faecal microbiota transplantation delivered antegrade with a colonoscope through a diverting ileostomy.


  • Contributors JD-B wrote the case report and it was refined and edited by AW, PI and SG.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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