Not So Promising: FMT for Ulcerative Colitis

After initial reports suggesting that fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) may be helpful for ulcerative colitis (UC), more recent data suggest that it is not so promising (JPGN 2015; 60: 27-29, editorial 3).

In this open-label, prospective study of four patients, all boys aged 13-16 years, patients tolerated a single-dose FMT (via nasogastric tube) without adverse effects but there was no significant clinical or laboratory improvement.

The article provides a number of references regarding the experience of FMT for UC.

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  1. Pingback: Ulcerative Colitis with Questionable Response to Fecal Transplant | gutsandgrowth

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