Fecal microbiota transplant
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a physical transfer of stool samples from a healthy donor into a patient.
Clostridium difficile treatment
Fecal microbiota transplantation appears to be an effective method for a permanent transfer of fecal bacteria and other microbes and has been used to successfully treat Clostridium difficile infection in a long-term.
Risk of infections
Donors have to be screened carefully for risk markers, as there is a potential risk of serious infections with the use of fecal microbiota for transplantation, see → FDA Safety Alert 2020 of E.coli infections.