0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
CARTHAGE, TX (KLTV) -For five years, an East Texas man struggled with randomly becoming intoxicated without having consumed any alcoholic beverages. Some doctors wrote him off as a closet drinker, but a medical team in Carthage listened, researched, and eventually got to bottom of the mysterious illness.In 2010, Barbara Cordell at Panola College was approached by a friend who was experiencing symptoms he didn't understand."He was dizzy and feeling unusual. His wife is actually a nurse, and she was suspicious that he smelled like alcohol and seemed like he was drunk or intoxicated. He said he hadn't been drinking. She believed him. I believed him. So, we really tried to figure out what was going on with him," says Cordell, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Panola College.Research revealed something called "auto-brewery syndrome" which is also known as "gut fermentation syndrome."http://www.ksla.com/story/23490141/mystery-infection-leaves-etx-man-legally-intoxicated?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer02812&utm_medium=facebook