Her gut was producing alcohol. Doctors didn’t believe her – CTV

June 3, 2024

Her breath reeked of alcohol. She was dizzy, disoriented and weak, so much so that one day she passed out and hit her head on a kitchen counter while making lunch for her school-age children.

Yet not a drop of liquor had passed her lips, a fact that the 50-year-old Toronto woman and her husband told doctors for two years before someone actually believed her.

“She visited her family doctor again and again and went to the emergency room seven times over two years,” said Dr. Rahel Zewude, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Toronto.

Doctors found the woman’s alcohol levels could range between 30 millimoles per litre and 62 millimoles per litre — below 2 millimoles per litre is normal, Zewude said.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/her-gut-was-producing-alcohol-doctors-didn-t-believe-her-1.6911247

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