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Case report
Faecal microbiota transplantation for refractory Clostridiumdifficile infection
  1. Aravind Gokul Tamilarasan1,
  2. Peter Irving1,
  3. Christopher IS Meadows2,3 and
  4. Simon Goldenberg4
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK
  3. 3Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, London, London, UK
  4. 4Centre for Clinical Infection and Diagnostics Research, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Aravind Gokul Tamilarasan; gt_tamilarasan{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has become a part of the treatment algorithm for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), particularly for recurrent infections when antibiotics have diminishing efficacy. Notably, despite a significant proportion of patients suffering from refractory disease, there is a general lack of evidence describing the use of FMT in this patient cohort. We present here a case of successful treatment of refractory CDI in a patient under critical care.

  • infection (gastroenterology)
  • adult intensive care
  • infectious diseases
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  • Contributors All authors (AGT, PI, CM, SG) contributed to report writing, editing and proofing of the final manuscript. All authors were closely involved in the patient’s care.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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

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