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Volume 52, Number 4, August 2019

Successful treatment by fecal microbiota transplantation for Japanese patients with refractory Clostridium difficile infection: A prospective case series 


Shigeki Bamb, Atsushi Nishida, HirotsuguImaeda OsamuInatomi, Masaya Sasaki, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Akira Andoh


 

Background and purpose: 

We prospectively enrolled four Japanese patients with refractory Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and were treated with a single fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). The average age of the patients was 83.7 years. All patients had a successful clinical course for up to 3 months without any adverse events.