Experts: Fecal transplant may become standard for C. diff

Within the next couple of years, fecal transplants could become the primary therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections, according to CDC epidemiologist Dr. Cliff McDonald and other experts. Drugmakers also are working on treatments for C. diff, but Ontario physician Dr. Christine Lee says the more than 100 fecal transplant procedures she has done have resolved the condition and prevented recurrences in 90% of cases. Reuters (11/30)