Fecal transplant may save you from deadly bacteria
Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society describes inflammation of the colon caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile.
Each year in the U.S., hundreds of thousands of people suffer from this condition, which results from disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon. Many people become sick from C. diff after taking antibiotics.
Sometimes C. diff can be treated with specialized antibiotics, but this does not always eliminate the bacteria from the system.
For some cases of C. diff, the best cure is a fecal microbiota transplant, or poop from a healthy donor.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society