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FMT: colonoscopy or capsule?

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A study has assessed the efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) by oral capsule compared with the same treatment delivered via colonoscopy in preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).1 Following a course of antibiotic therapy for CDI, between 10% and 30% of patients will have a recurrence, with the risk approaching 60% after the third episode. While FMT has a reported efficacy of between 60% and 90% after a single treatment, it is still …

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