Warning over safety of faecal transplants
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning over the use of faecal transplant procedures after one patient died and another became infected with drug-resistant bacteria.
Both patients were immunocompromised and developed invasive infections after receiving stool samples from the same donor containing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli.
The stool samples had not been screened for the organisms before being used in the faecal microbiota for transplantation.
The Food and Drug