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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