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Here's something I would never have considered before, a new last resort treatment to get rid of the bacterial infection C.difficile. We know it is a debilatating condition and sufferers have extreme diarrhoea. How about having a faecal transplant?
Using someone else's poo to wipe out the bacteria in the gut of a sufferer, I though ok, hmmm, is a tube inserted into the rectum and the faecal matter pumped in? No. The donor's poo is collected, blended in a kitchen mixer type apparatus and then given to the recipient via a naso-gastro tube!
It sounds awful and pretty unappealing for the patient, but so far has proved successful. Have a look at the article below for more info.
Faecal transplants - would you donate your poo?