Evaluating a Patient for FMT (For the Treatment of C. difficile)
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) has been shown to treat 80-90% of C. difficile infections not responsive to antibiotic therapy in clinical trials and real-world settings. However, the utility of FMT depends on accurate CDI diagnosis and patient selection. As many as 25% of patients may be incorrectly referred for FMT. This paper covers the considerations when evaluating patients for FMT for the treatment of C. difficile.