Fecal Transplants Can Cure Severe Intestinal Infections: Study

Fecal-TransplantsA study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday has claimed that fecal transplants could be one of the best ways when it comes to the treatment of a fatal intestinal infection.

The study was carried out by researchers at the Washington University, who have told that transfer of feces from one person to another is indeed beneficial for severe intestinal infection patients. Though, it might sound strange and surprising to many.

Also, the same is necessary since some 14,000 people tend to die of the condition each year in the US and there is no potential treatment available for the same. The findings have evidence, the team said, as almost 16 people who were suffering from recurring Clostridium difficile bacterial infections have shown improvements in their condition.

However, the study conducted at The Hague's Hagaziekenhuis hospital has discovered that seven of total 26 patients were such in two control groups that they got better with the use of antibiotics. It is for the first time that antibiotics have been compared to fecal transplants.

"It's been shown to work across different countries, different centers, different investigators and different populations. The success rate is 80-90%, which is unheard of", assistant professor of gastroenterology Dr. Matthew Ciorba affirmed.