FBPixel Weight Gain After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation - David Perlmutter M.D.


Study Title
Weight Gain After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Infectious Diseases

Neha Alang and Colleen R. Kelly


Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a promising treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. We report a case of a woman successfully treated with FMT who developed new-onset obesity after receiving stool from a healthy but overweight donor. This case may stimulate further studies on the mechanisms of the nutritional-neural-microbiota axis and reports of outcomes in patients who have used non- ideal donors for FMT.

February 1, 2015
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