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Could poop transplants help treat COVID-19?

Could poop transplants help treat COVID-19?

Poop transplants may have helped two patients with risk factors avoid severe COVID-19, a new case report suggests. But the study was only based on two patients and so the improvement could have occurred by chance or as a result of other treatments.

The two patients were recently hospitalized in Poland with a bacterial infection and were given fecal transplants as a treatment. Both patients later tested positive for COVID-19, but neither developed severe disease despite having underlying conditions. “One possible explanation” is that the poop transplant, which is given to boost the immune response, may have prevented the patients from becoming very sick, the authors wrote in the study.



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