A Case Study of Gut Fermentation Syndrome (Auto-Brewery) with Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the Causative Organism
Barbara Cordell, Justin McCarthy
Auto-Brewey; Yeast; Fermentation; Gut Fermentation Syndrome
International Journal of Clinical Medicine,
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.