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Poster 1425 Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Improves Microbiome Diversity and Liver Enzyme Profile in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Author Insight from Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
What’s new here and important for clinicians?
To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate that fecal microbiota transplantation from a rationally selected donor is safe, increases microbial diversity, and may improve alkaline phosphatase among Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) patients. This is crucial given this is a disease that to date has no FDA-approved therapies.
What do patients need to know?
This is the first study to explore the use of fecal transplantation for the treatment of PSC. This will help us to better understand what role the gut microbiome plays in the disease and to develop more-effective therapies for this disease.
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
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