bacteriotherapy

bacteriotherapy

The obsolete practice of introducing bacteria in the body with the express purpose of causing an infection, the defense response against which would have therapeutic value.

bacteriotherapy

(bak-tēr″ē-ō-ther′ă-pē) [ bacterio- + therapy]
Administration of live bacteria, e.g., the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, to someone in order to restore health or cure disease.
bacteriotherapeutic (-ther″ă-pūt′ik), adjective

bacteriotherapy (bak·tēˈ·rē·ō·theˑ·r·pē),

n a treatment for recurrent group A betahemolytic streptococci pharyngitis that involves coloniz-ing group-A nonbetahemolytic strep-tococci in the throat.
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Bacteriotherapy for chronic relapsing Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in six patients.
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.
It is also known as bacteriotherapy or replacement therapy [Hillman et al.
But now, researchers have found an effective way to cure patients by an alternative treatment known as bacteriotherapy, or faecal transplant.
The therapy, known as fecal transplants, bacteriotherapy, or human probiotic infusion, has entered the limelight in recent years, not only because its gross factor makes great headlines, but in great part because of the growing epidemic of a particularly toxic strain of Clostridium difficile (C.
Bacteriotherapy and probiotics' possible role on oral health.
DMARD (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) and biologic DMARD therapy, Bridge therapy, Topical therapy, Phototherapy, Helminthic therapy, Fecal bacteriotherapy, Haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation, Recombinant technology
Characterization of Bacillus species used for oral bacteriotherapy and bacterioprophylaxis of gastrointestinal disorders," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, December 2000.
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.
Targeted restoration of the intestinal microbiota with a simple, defined bacteriotherapy resolves relapsing Clostridium difficile disease in mice.
Digestive CARE (TM) now Offers Fecal Bacteriotherapy for Fulminant or Refractory Pseudomembraneous Colitis