Mini-Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Clostridium difficile Proctitis Following Total Colectomy

Robert Orenstein, Kara King, Roberto L. Patron, John K. Dibaise, David Etzioni

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Abstract

Rarely, in fulminant Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the rectal stump is persistently infected following total abdominal colectomy. We report cure of a septic patient with proctitis by fecal microbiota transplant via rectal swabs (mini-FMT). This novel procedure offers a management option for recurrent CDI following total abdominal colectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-300
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2018

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile
  • colectomy
  • fecal transplant
  • mini-FMT
  • proctitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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