Even still there are some persistent and/or recurrent infections that require broad spectrum antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones. The premise of the article focuses on FMT to treat C. difficile infections after multiple failures on conventional treatments.
To fully understand FMT it was important for me to have a complete understanding of the infection it treats. Clostridium difficile is bacteria that can cause symptoms from mild to moderate diarrhea, to a more severe and life-threatening inflammation of the colon called colitis. Persistent infections can result in malabsorption of nutrients from the colon which leads to dehydration, weight loss, and malnutrition due to sever inflammation of the colon. Surgical resection of a patient’s colon can follow as a result of prolonged infections. FMT according to the article is meant to be an intervention preferably prior to the moderate to severe cases. We know that C. difficile mainly occurs in people recently on antibiotics, mainly for an unrelated infection. C. difficile is