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Mystery infection leaves ETX man legally intoxicated
« on: September 20, 2013, 10:33:47 PM »

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."

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