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Q&A: What is urinary auto-brewery syndrome?

A new type of auto-brewery syndrome was recently identified in a woman with cirrhosis and poorly controlled diabetes, according to a case report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.This comes months after another case report of auto-brewery syndrome, or gut fermentation syndrome, was published in BMJ Open Gastroenterology in which the patient experienced symptoms of alcohol intoxication after fungal yeast formed in his upper small bowel and cecum and carbohydrates he consumed were fermented into alcohol.In the more recent report, investigators at the University of Pittsburgh MedicalRead More

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