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Poop Pills May Offer A Better Way To Eradicate This Deadly Infection

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A promising new study puts a decidedly positive spin on the epithet "eat sh**." It shows that pills containing human fecal matter are an effective treatment for people suffering from potentially deadly infections caused by the bacterium known as Clostridium difficile. The pills may be a more palatable alternative to existing methods of administering so-called fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), a.k.a. fecal bacteriotherapy --a treatment proven to curb the severe diarrhea and other symptoms that characterize C. diff infections . "Numerous reports have shown that FMT is effective in treating active C. difficile infection and preventing recurrences in patients whose infections...
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