In search of a palatable faecal transplant

Frozen faeces encased in a capsule is probably the least invasive and most palatable way of treating relapsing C. difficile, infectious disease experts say.

Their study shows a 90% cure rate among c. diff patients is achievable following the administration of faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) using frozen encapsulated inoculum from unrelated donors.

This neat form of treatment appears to be as effective in eliminating recurrent diarrhoea as more traditional FMT using fresh liquefied stool preparations