Gut fermentation syndrome

SA Fayemiwo, B Adegboro



Fungi have not been recognized to cause such notable syndromes until very recently. It has been documented among few individuals who became intoxicated after consuming carbohydrates, which became fermented in the gastrointestinal tract. These claims of intoxication without drinking alcohol, and the findings on endogenous alcohol fermentation are now called Gut Fermentation Syndrome. This review will concentrate on understanding the aetiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnostic options and treatment of the syndrome.

Keywords: Gut Fermentation Syndrome, Fungi, Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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Gut fermentation syndrome