Niall Hamilton is an advanced trainee in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Pharmacology. His interests include antimicrobial stewardship, adverse drugs reactions, and the ever-increasing spectre of the antibiotic-resistant bacterial apocalypse. He has the dubious distinction of being the first person to perform a faecal transplant at Christchurch Hospital.
Faecal Microbiota ‘Transplants’ – An Unusual Application For A Tricky Situation
Faecal Microbiota “Transplant” (FMT) is recognised to be an effective treatment for patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. There have been increasing numbers of case reports of patients with multi-resistant organisms who have been ‘treated’ with FMT. This talk will briefly recount the history of FMT, and discuss a case of a recurrent urinary tract infection with an extended spectrum beta-lactamase E.coli that was treated with FMT at Christchurch Hospital. The current literature regarding this approach will be discussed.