FDA Halts Fecal Transplant Trials After Patient Dies
Friday, 14 June 2019 () Fecal transplants are experimental procedures in which doctors use stool from a healthy donor to treat a person who’s own gut bacteria has been thrown off balance. The procedure has shown significant promise for treating various health issues, but now, an immuno-compromised patient who received a fecal transplant for an undisclosed reason has […]
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The genuinely promising medical treatment of a fecal transplant may come with more serious risks than previously thought. This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the treatment, after receiving reports of two people coming down with serious drug-resistant infections...
The agency said two patients received donated stool that had not been screened for drug-resistant germs, leading it to halt clinical trials until researchers... NYTimes.com Also reported by •Seattle Times