Auto-brewery Syndrome

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5

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

14 Oct 2021

Last Reviewed

14 Oct 2020

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Auto-brewery syndrome or gut fermentation syndrome is a condition in which ethanol is produced through endogenous fermentation by fungi or bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Patients with auto-brewery syndrome present with many of the signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication while denying the intake of alcohol and often report a high-sugar, high-carbohydrate diet. Several strains of fermenting yeasts and rare bacteria are identified as the pathogens. This activity reviews the etiology and pathophysiology of auto-brewery syndrome and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its diagnosis and management.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of auto-brewery syndrome.
  • Review the evaluation of auto-brewery syndrome.
  • Describe the treatment and management options available for auto-brewery syndrome.
  • Explain the interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication regarding the management of patients with auto-brewery syndrome.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Auto-brewery Syndrome

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