Fecal transplant can cure superbug, doctors say

More than 90 per cent of C. difficile patients are cured by fecal transplants, studies suggest

A controversial new treatment, which involves the transplantation of human waste, can treat cases of C. difficile infection. But only a handful of physicians in Canada undertake the messy procedure.

Clostridium difficile is a superbug that commonly spreads in hospital settings and has been linked to the deaths of at least 2,000 people in Quebec since 2003, as well as in other provinces.

Healthy Feces Transplant for enhancing Good Bacteria

Though C. difficile can be kept in check by good bacteria in the bowel, problems can arise when the superbug is treated by antibiotics such as vancomycin. The antibiotics sometimes wipe out the good bacteria but fail to completely kill the C. difficile — leaving enough of it that it later flourishes.

“If you wipe out the normal bacteria by taking an antibiotic, then this bug overgrows and it releases a toxin which causes severe diarrhea,” Dr. Mike Silverman, an internal medicine specialist from Ajax, Ont., told CBC News.

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3 replies

  1. This is an old article. It is linked here since the question of Fecal transplant is being raised for current C. Diff outburst in Canada as well as in Nigeria.

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  3. Thanks for the comment! The post was linked for public interest and information in view of its need at that time. The Muslim Times recommends everyone to consult their own physician for further guidelines and information.

    Even though the title conveys surgical meaning the process is quite simple and can even be self administered. Selection of a healthy sample is important.

    Click to access dr_silverman_home_transplants.pdf

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