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fecal transplant

A form of bacteriotherapy in which stool from a healthy person is infused into the bowel of a person with diseases, e.g., as diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, to restore microbiological balance to the microbial milieu of the gut.
See also: transplant
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With increased research in fecal bacteriotherapy, further knowledge about the hundreds of species endogenous to the digestive system and their relation to bodily health could be clarified.
For those who continued to suffer, I scoured the literature, researching everything from traditional world medicines to cutting-edge discoveries, and one day, standing in the hallway at a computer kiosk at NCNM, I came across Thomas Borody's 2003 paper "Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis Using Fecal Bacteriotherapy.
Fecal bacteriotherapy for ulcerative colitis: patients are ready, are we?
In 2010, in a journal of Clinical Gastroenterology editorial, it was stated that "it is clear from all of these reports that fecal bacteriotherapy using donor stool has arrived as a successful therapy.
Fecal bacteriotherapy, fecal transplant, and the microbiome.
Doctors in Scandinavia have turned to a treatment called fecal bacteriotherapy to treat C.