Classifying Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Failure: An Observational Study Examining Timing and Characteristics of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Failures

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov;16(11):1832-1833. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.10.031. Epub 2017 Nov 16.


Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI), with cure rates higher than 80%.1-3 FMT failure is defined as diarrhea and a positive stool laboratory test for C difficile at any point during the 8-week follow-up period after FMT.4.

Publication types

  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Clostridioides difficile / isolation & purification*
  • Clostridium Infections / therapy*
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation*
  • Feces / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Failure
  • Young Adult