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To: prairiebreeze

It’s not as easy as eating a source of the necessary bugs, as the stomach will kill them with acid before they get to the gut.

There’s one thing that will kill C. Difficile and it’s oral vancomycin. But it is not used except in extremis because it is also the last chance antibiotic for a number of bacteria that are on the verge of developing vancomycin resistance. And after killing the C. Difficile now what? You still have the problem of putting the good bacteria back.


37 posted on 10/20/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It’s not as easy as eating a source of the necessary bugs, as the stomach will kill them with acid before they get to the gut.

I didn't mean to imply that it was. Yes, vanco and also Flagyl IIRC are used on C.Diff....the "transplanted" stool-product would hopefully reintroduce the needed bacteria.

I think we are agreeing here....right?

59 posted on 10/21/2012 7:55:40 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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