Fecal Transplant Pill?

From Mysuncoast ….

It may sound strange, but pills made from fecal matter are said to be curing infections in some patients according to new research.

Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a potentially life-threatening infection caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It is getting lots of attention because the transplant material is extracted from fecal matter from a donor.

“It pretty much looks like peanut butter, and so they put it inside these capsules and these people swallow usually anywhere between twenty six to thirty six pills.” Said Vilma Vega, M.D. of Infectious Disease Associates. “What fecal transplant actually does is it takes fecal material from a good normal donor and actually implants this inside the gut of a person who is ill so it helps replenish the good bacteria.

FMT or Fecal Microbiota Transplant… [more]