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J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Jan;68(1):130-143. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002205.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection and Other Conditions in Children: A Joint Position Paper From the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

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Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
D. Brent Polk Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Scotland.
Department of Pediatrics, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany.
VeMiDoc, LLC, El Paso, TX.
Institute for Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Disease, Schneider Children's Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Department of Paediatrics, The Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.
Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Robert Debré Hospital (APHP).
French Group of Fecal Transplantation, St Antoine Hospital (APHP), Paris, France.
KidZ Health Castle, Universitair Ziekenuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
Division of Gastroetenterology and Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Children's Nutrition and Research Center, Houston, TX.


Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is becoming part of the treatment algorithms against recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI) both in adult and pediatric gastroenterology practice. With our increasing recognition of the critical role the microbiome plays in human health and disease, FMT is also being considered as a potential therapy for other disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis), graft versus host disease, neuropsychiatric diseases, and metabolic syndrome. Controlled trials with FMT for rCDI have not been performed in children, and numerous clinical and regulatory considerations have to be considered when using this untraditional therapy. This report is intended to provide guidance for FMT in the treatment of rCDI in pediatric patients.

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