A Case Study of Gut Fermentation Syndrome (Auto-Brewery) with Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the Causative Organism
Barbara Cordell, Justin McCarthy
Panola College, Carthage, USA..
DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.47054   PDF    HTML   XML   82,516 Downloads   229,216 Views   Citations


Gut Fermentation Syndrome also known as Auto-Brewery Syndrome is a relatively unknown phenomenon in modern medicine. Very few articles have been written on the syndrome and most of them are anecdotal. This article presents a case study of a 61 years old male with a well documented case of Gut Fermentation Syndrome verified with glucose and carbohydrate challenges. Stool cultures demonstrated the causative organism as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The patient was treated with antifungals and a low carbohydrate diet and the syndrome resolved. Helicobacter pylori was also found and could have been a possible confounding variable although the symptoms resolved post-treatment of the S. cerevisiae.

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B. Cordell and J. McCarthy, "A Case Study of Gut Fermentation Syndrome (Auto-Brewery) with Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the Causative Organism," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 309-312. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.47054.

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