Faecal transplant reduces sepsis in C.diff

Patients have reduced complications compared with those on antibiotics, study shows

Faecal microbiota transplantation cuts bloodstream infection rates by roughly one-quarter in patients with recurrent C. difficile infection (rCDI) compared with antibiotic treatment, researchers have found.

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In addition, those receiving the procedure had lower overall mortality than those given antibiotics.

In a cohort of 290 adult patients hospitalised between 2013 and 2018 at a tertiary clinic in Rome, Italy, 109 received faecal transplant and 181 were given antibiotics.

During the follow-up, 5% of the FMT group and 22% of the