Faecal transplants win GESA approval

Frozen stool banks should be set up around Australia so that all patients with difficult-to-treat Clostridium difficile infections have access to faecal transplants, says Australia’s peak gastroenterology body.

The novel treatment may sound unsavoury, but with a cure rate of 81-94% for recurrent C. difficile infections, it is vastly superior to traditional antibiotic therapy, the Gastroenterological Society of Australia argues in a new position statement.