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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012, Article ID 810943, 2 pages
Case Report

Fecal Bacteriotherapy: A Case Report in an Immunosuppressed Patient with Ulcerative Colitis and Recurrent  Clostridium difficile Infection

1Infectious Diseases Division, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, CFP-304, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
2Division of Gastroenterology, UP Digestive Health, War Memorial Hospital, Medical Office Building (NEW), 509 Osborn Boulevard, Suite 340, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, USA

Received 17 January 2012; Accepted 27 February 2012

Academic Editors: B. Moreira and L. Valiquette

Copyright © 2012 Hadeel Zainah and Ann Silverman. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of ulcerative colitis (UC) and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) where the patient was on immunomodulatory therapy and had successful CDI eradication after fecal transplantation. This is the first case report in the literature documenting successful C. difficile eradication in an immunosuppressed patient. We feel that fecal transplantation should be studied as a treatment option in these patients.