Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is the transfer of a well-balancedmicrobial community from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal dysbiosis. FMT is a physical transfer of stool samples, typically by using freeze-dried oral capsules. The transfer of such complete microbial ecosystem shows a high success in restoring gut health and hence is a promising treatment option for many chronic disorders.
Clostridium difficile treatment
Fecal microbiota transplantation appears to be an effective method for a permanent transfer of important 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