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Faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice
  1. Giovanni Cammarota,
  2. Gianluca Ianiro,
  3. Antonio Gasbarrini
  4. on behalf of the European FMT Working Group
  1. A Gemelli” Hospital, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Professor G Cammarota, Gastroenterological Area, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8,Rome 00168, Italy; giovanni.cammarota{at}unicatt.it

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We thank Dr Terveer and colleagues for their correspondence on our faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) consensus report.1 ,2 Their comments enrich the discussion on this topic, which was not fully developed in the paper because of word count limitations.

Our report aimed at providing evidence-based statements on the application of FMT in clinical practice. Thus, consensus experts were chosen according to their scientific profiles in the field of FMT (including the various procedural steps) and its possible clinical application (IBD, IBS, metabolic syndrome, etc). The experts were also representative of the different European countries.

At the time of planning the working group, we were aware that donor faeces banks already exist in …

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    E M Terveer Y H van Beurden A Goorhuis C J J Mulder E J Kuijper J J Keller On behalf of the Working Group of The Netherlands Donor Feces Bank HW Verspaget MP Bauer CMJE Vandenbroucke-Grauls MGW Dijkgraaf E van Nood J Seegers