FMT Microbiota and liver transplant saves the life of a 56-year-old (Feb 2024, case report article, n=1)

Fecal Microbiota Transplants

Michael Harrop

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Jul 6, 2023

The intestinal colonization by bacteria resistant to antibiotic therapies, in consideration of the comorbidities from which the patient was suffering, however risked making the liver transplant futile, given the high risk of incurable infections in the immediate post-transplant period”. “Dr. Silvia Martini of the Hepatological Intensive Care Unit and Professor Renato Romagnoli therefore contacted the director of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and of the Digestive System Disease Center of the Agostino Gemelli Irccs University Polyclinic Foundation of Rome, Antonio Gasbarrini, a pioneer in Italy, with Professors Gianluca Ianiro and Giovanni Cammarota, of fecal microbiota transplantation and author of the International Guidelines on faecal transplantation – reconstructs the Turin hospital -. Colleagues promptly offered their willingness to proceed with faecal transplantation in capsules, with a chance of success in approximately 2 out of 3 cases in the decolonization of the intestine from otherwise intractable bacteria”.
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