Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 3/27/2008 11:44:57 PM (GMT-6)
The following info, talking about its use in UC, is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_bacteriotherapy
"While its effects on ulcerative colitis have not yet been adequately researched, small case series suggest it has positive effects. A recent article by Borody et al which details 6 cases of severe chronic ulcerative colitis treated using Fecal bacteriotherapy suggests that the procedure may be extremely successful in these cases as well. Complete reversal of symptoms was achieved in all patients by 4 months post-HPI, by which time all other UC medications had been ceased. At 1 to 13 years post-HPI and without any UC medication, there was no clinical, colonoscopic, or histologic evidence of UC in any patient. The Sydney group also reports a case of presumed sclerosing cholangitis, a disease frequently associated with IBD, which recovered fully after the treatment..."
Post Edited (FitzyK23) : 3/27/2008 11:59:57 AM (GMT-6)
They've been doing this for years in cattle for mastitis.
Hey, they laughed at and derided the guy who discovered H. pylori, remember?
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 3/28/2008 12:01:15 AM (GMT-6)