Okla. woman gets fecal transplant for C. diff infection

07/26/2009 | KOTV-TV (Tulsa, Okla.)

An Oklahoma City-area women has had a rare fecal transplant to cure a severe Clostridium difficile infection she contracted after colon cancer surgery. During the procedure, liquefied stool from a healthy person is transplanted via a colonoscopy into the colon of the patient, with the hope that the new bacteria will fight off the infection. Lori Rettig said it's too soon to know if she's cured, but she is hopeful the transplant worked.

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