Gastroenterology

Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, and a decrease in the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance genes in their gut microbiota, according to findings published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.
“C. difficile infection causes significant morbidity and is increasing in prevalence in children,” Suchitra K. Hourigan, MD, a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “FMT has been shown to

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