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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Molecular characterization and identification of Bacillus clausii strains marketed for use in oral bacteriotherapy.
The concept of using friendly bacteria to tackle infections, known as bacteriotherapy, is already used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and Clostridium difficile infections.
The first mention of topical probiotics as a therapeutic treatment for skin conditions appeared in the medical literature in 1912, and was termed "topical bacteriotherapy.
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.
Changes in the composition of the human fecal microbiome after bacteriotherapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
Characterization of Bacillus species used for oral bacteriotherapy and bacterioprophylaxis of gastrointestinal disorders.
35 I t has been shown that bacteriotherapy can also improve this condition.
Oral bacteriotherapy as maintenance treatment in patients with chronic pouchitis: a double - blind, placebo - controlled trial.
It is also known as bacteriotherapy or replacement therapy [Hillman et al.