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Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis Using Fecal Bacteriotherapy
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Although the etiology of idiopathic ulcerative colitis (UC) remains poorly understood, the intestinal flora is suspected to play an important role. Specific, consistent abnormalities in flora composition peculiar to UC have not yet been described, however Clostridium difficile colitis has been cured by the infusion of human fecal flora into the colon. This approach may also be applicable to the treatment of UC on the basis of restoration of flora imbalances. Goal: To observe the clinical,doi:10.1097/00004836-200307000-00012 pmid:12811208 fatcat:wecrzwlhufafbndex7lp6ylbva