A woman in Pittsburgh who was awaiting a liver transplant has been reported to as the first human being to urinate alcohol.
The doctors treating her were intrigued that she tested positive for large amounts of alcohol in her urine without significant blood alcohol levels and that she appeared sober. Further testing also confirmed the presence of a large number of yeast called Candida in her urine – probably due to her immunocompromised state because of her uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus.
This resulted in a lot of sugar in her urine which was fermented into alcohol which she passed every time she urinated.
Scientists propose to call this ‘bladder fermentation syndrome’ or ‘urinary auto-brewery syndrome’.
Her prognosis is uncertain.