Loss of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus fecal dominance in an organ transplant patient with Clostridium difficile colitis after fecal microbiota transplant

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  • © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Societyof America. We report the use of fecal microbiota transplantation in a single heart-kidney transplant recipient with recurrent Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) fecal dominance, and recurrent VRE infections. Fecal microbiota transplantation resulted in the reconstruction of a diverse microbiota with (1) reduced relative abundance of C difficile and VRE and (2) positive clinical outcome.
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  • Stripling J; Kumar R; Baddley JW; Nellore A; Dixon P; Howard D; Ptacek T; Lefkowitz EJ; Tallaj JA; Benjamin WH
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  • 2
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  • 2