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First ever: Successful Fecal Transplant in Crohns
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First ever: Successful Fecal Transplant in Crohns

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for severe enterocolonic fistulizing Crohn's disease.

Here, we report the successful treatment of standardized FMT as a rescue therapy for a case of refractory CD complicated with fistula, residual Barium sulfate and formation of intraperitoneal large inflammatory mass. As far as we know, this is the first case of severe CD treated using FMT through mid-gut.
The concept of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine at least since the 4(th) century. Evidence from recent human studies strongly supports the link between intestinal bacteria and inflammatory bowel disease. We proposed that standardized FMT might be a promising rescue therapy for refractory inflammatory bowel disease. However, there were no reports of FMT used in patients with severe Crohn's disease (CD).

AuthorsZhang FM, et al. Show all Journal
World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Nov 7;19(41):7213-6. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7213.

Fa-Ming Zhang, Hong-Gang Wang, Min Wang, Bo-Ta Cui, Zhi-Ning Fan, Guo-Zhong Ji, Digestive Endoscopy and Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China.

PMID 24222969 [PubMed - in process]
PMCID PMC3819561 Free Full Text

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