Faeces implanted via the nose to treat C. difficile

The faeces is liquefied, but not treated in any way, and reaches the patient's stomach via a tube.

It restores bacterial balance and kills the bug, says Associate Professor Ian Seppelt, an Australian intensive care doctor and anaesthetist.

So far the treatment, known as faecal transplant, has been tested only on a drug resistant form of C. difficile.

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