One of the rather more unlikely treatments for the nasty diarrhoeal illness caused by Clostridium difficile is ‘faecal transplant’. I first read about the concept 20 years ago but it did not really take off.
This month in the Archives of Internal Medicine, they have tried it again and discovered that nine out of ten people with intractable diarrhoea who were treated this way had an impressive response.
Unpalatable but important.
If you want to read more about it, click here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/757610?src=mp&spon=20