Oral spores of harmless C. difficile prevent repeated C. difficile infection

5 mayo 2015

In what is a major step towards the prevention of recurring bouts of Clostridium difficile (Cdiff) infection, an international team of researchers has shown that giving spores of non-toxic Cdiff by mouth is effective in stopping repeated bouts of Cdiff infection which occurs in 25-30 percent of patients who suffer an initial episode of diarrhea or colitis.