A novel use for faecal microbial transplantation

  • Veronica Ueckermann University of Pretoria
  • E W Francis Zuid Afrikaans Hospital
Keywords: faecal microbial transplantation


Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) refers to the infusion of faeces from a healthy donor, into the gastrointestinal tract of a recipient patient. There is considerable evidence for the efficacy of FMT for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections and this treatment modality is recognised by the European Society for Microbiology and infectious diseases.1-4

Author Biographies

Veronica Ueckermann, University of Pretoria

MBChB, MMed (Internal Medicine), Cert Crit Care (SA), University of Pretoria

E W Francis, Zuid Afrikaans Hospital

B Dietetics, Zuid Afrikaans Hospital

How to Cite
Ueckermann, V., & Francis, E. (2019). A novel use for faecal microbial transplantation. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 32(1), 42-46. Retrieved from http://sajcn.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/1382
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