Faecal transplant helps defeat multidrug-resistant infections: study

Some patients with blood diseases benefitted from improved quality of life, researchers found

Chronically ill patients infected with multidrug-resistant organisms during care for serious conditions may benefit from faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), a pilot study suggests.

Enterobacteriacae on agar plate

In the study, 20 patients with intestinal colonisation by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) were followed.

The sample included patients with chronic haematological disease in need of stem-cell transplant and kidney-transplant patients with recurrent urinary and bloodstream infections.

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