Endogenous alcohol production by intestinal fermentation in sudden infant death

  title={Endogenous alcohol production by intestinal fermentation in sudden infant death},
  author={P. Geertinger and J. Bodenhoff and K. Helweg-larsen and A. Lund},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Rechtsmedizin},
SummaryIn some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) the intestinal flora was found to be dominated byCandida albicans. Microbiologic investigations of the various organs showed the occasional presence of different Candida species, but not in the form of massive growth as in sepsis. There is no basis to assume that the activity of yeasts, first of all ofCandida albicans, is a contributory factor in the occurrence of SIDS. Candida albicans was shown to produce alcohol from glucose at a… Expand
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