Auto-brewery syndrome, also known as gut fermentation syndrome, is a rare medical condition in which intoxicating quantities of alcohol are produced through endogenous fermentation within the digestive system. Numerous cases have been documented in the medical literature.
One case went undetected for 20 years.
- Michaeleen Doucleff (September 17, 2013). "Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut". NPR.
- Cordell, B.; McCarthy, J. (2013). "A Case Study of Gut Fermentation Syndrome (Auto-Brewery) with Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the Causative Organism". International Journal of Clinical Medicine 04 (7): 309. doi:10.4236/ijcm.2013.47054.
- Kaji, H.; Asanuma, Y.; Yahara, O.; Shibue, H.; Hisamura, M.; Saito, N.; Kawakami, Y.; Murao, M. (1984). "Intragastrointestinal Alcohol Fermentation Syndrome: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature". Journal of the Forensic Science Society 24 (5): 461–471. doi:10.1016/S0015-7368(84)72325-5. PMID 6520589.
- Logan BK, Jones AW (July 2000). "Endogenous ethanol 'auto-brewery syndrome' as a drunk-driving defence challenge". Medicine, science, and the law. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- Cecil Adams (October 20, 2006). "Designated drunk: Can you get intoxicated without actually drinking alcohol?". The Straight Dope. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- P. Geertinger MD, J. Bodenhoff, K. Helweg-Larsen, A. Lund (1982-09-01). "Endogenous alcohol production by intestinal fermentation in sudden infant death". Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin. Springer-Verlag. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=33912 (click the orange "open access" link to top left)
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