FMT appears safe for high-risk patients

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Fecal microbiota transplant for treatment of C. difficile infection, the most common cause of diarrhea in hospitalized patients, might be suitable for treatment of high-risk immunocompromised patients, according to a retrospective study of 66 cases from 16 centers in North America. Data presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Session point to a cure rate of 89% in high-risk populations, consistent with studies of other populations, and the study found "fecal transplant is safe in this population, and importantly there were no infectious complications," said researcher Colleen Kelly.

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