Faecal matter transplant successfully treating Clostridium difficile infection
With antibiotic resistant bad bacteria such as Clostridium difficile on the rise with many cases reported in hospitals, this infectious bacteria can be very hard to treat through mainstream medicine until now. Researchers made up of Dr's at the Sanger Institute, near Cambridge, tried to find exactly which bacteria in faecal transplants were needed to clear the infection, and have succeed with a 90% success rate.
Researcher Dr Trevor Lawle, a researcher involved in the study stated: "It is quite intuitive to aim for more balanced gut ecosystems. "Antibiotics are the greatest medical invention ever, but maybe we've overused them and C. diff is the result.
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