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Journal of Crohn's and Colitis: 9 (7)

Editor-in-Chief

Laurence J. Egan, Ireland

Associate Editors

Maria T. Abreu, USAShomron Ben-Horin, IsraelSilvio Danese, ItalyPeter Lakatos, HungaryMiles Parkes, UKGijs van den Brink, NLSéverine Vermeire, Belgium

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A patient with severe Crohn's colitis responds to Faecal Microbiota Transplantation

Hannah Gordon , Marcus Harbord
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crohns.2013.10.007 256-257 First published online: 1 March 2014

Dear Sir,

We describe a case of a 35 year old gentleman with Crohn's colitis who responded to Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT).

A35 year old gentleman with previously well controlled Crohn's Disease (CD) was referred for urgent lower GI endoscopy and review, having developed bloody diarrhoea 2 weeks previously. His Harvey Bradshaw Index was 23. His primary care physician had attributed his symptoms, which started following a course of penicillin, to a CD flare and prescribed oral corticosteroids. Flexible sigmoidoscopy demonstrated severe colitis:

He was …

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