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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 3 ( July-September, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Auto-brewery Syndrome

Nanthini D Kalaiarasan

Citation Information : Kalaiarasan ND. Auto-brewery Syndrome. 2020; 13 (3):70-72.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12157

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Auto-brewery syndrome is a rare medical condition where ethanol is produced by endogenous fermentation in the digestive tract.1 In this rare medical condition, the intoxication of ethanol is produced by the yeast type Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is known for its use in the production of bread and alcoholic beverages.2 It occurs in patients with small bowel syndrome after surgical resection due to the fermentation of malabsorbed carbohydrates.3,4

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