Friday, December 31, 2010

Doctors Are Treating an Aggressive Intestinal Bacteria With . . .

Hope you're done eating your morning scone already, because this one's ROUGH.

There's a "superbug" called C-diff that's starting to spread. It's a bacteria that aggressively attacks a person's intestines . . . fights off antibiotics . . . and gives people nonstop diarrhea.

So doctors have come up with a last-ditch treatment idea . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . POOP TRANSPLANTS!!

That's right. If you have C-diff, your doctor might take healthy feces from someone and transplant it into you. The healthy bacteria from the clean poop will quickly start replicating and can wipe out C-diff almost immediately.

Fecal transplants haven't been fully tested . . . all doctors know is that they really seem to work in this case, and if that can save lives, they're going to roll with them.

And they're not that difficult . . . basically, they're just a little add-on to a regular, routine colonoscopy.

(Associated Press)

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