Fecal Transplantation

The Fecal Transplantation program is for children and adolescents with refractory Clostridium difficile, an infection that can occur after antibiotic exposure and causes chronic diarrhea. Pediatric patients who have failed multiple attempts at antibiotic therapy for this infection are potential candidates for fecal transplantation. Feces are obtained from a close relative who has been screened for infectious diseases and then the feces are transferred to the pediatric recipient through a colonoscope.

This program is co-directed by Zev Davidovics, MD, from the Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology & Nutrition and the Department of Infectious Diseases.