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To the Editor: Since the first description of successful fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) via stool enemas for severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in 1958,1 FMT has consistently achieved treatment success rates of approximately 90%.2 In previous work, Youngster et al3 demonstrated that it is possible to freeze stool prior to FMT, thus greatly facilitating the process. In the most recent study, Dr Youngster and colleagues4 have taken steps to transform FMT from an invasive, nonacute procedure to a potentially safe, instantly available bedside therapy for life-threatening CDI.
Armstrong MJ, Pathmakanthan S, Iqbal TH. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection. JAMA. 2015;313(7):725-726. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18617