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Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT): a procedure to restore intestinal flora

Intestinal microbiota performs essential functions in our body but can sometimes be damaged by taking antibiotics, or certain treatments such as chemotherapy. When it is not restored by itself, Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is highly effective.

FMT is recognised in different clinical guidelines as a treatment of choice for recurrent C. difficile infection, with an efficacy greater than 90%.

Electron microscope image of a sample from a fecal transplant treatment.