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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover
With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover

With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.

With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.

Clostridium difficile
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