Bonus Segment: PA Woman Is A Living Brewery


A Pennsylvania woman was initially denied a liver transplant because of her booze-brewing bladder.

Doctors say in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine that when the woman came to the University of Pittsburgh medical center, her urine tested positive for alcohol though she denied she had been drinking. They initially directed her to a rehab program instead of a transplant.

Further testing found she suffered from urinary auto-brewery syndrome. That, along with a lot of sugar and yeast in her body due to uncontrolled diabetes, caused her bladder to produce alcohol and showed in her urine.

She was soon put back on the list to be considered for a transplant. Medical experts advocate for more awareness of the syndrome in patients.

For more on this story check out today's bonus segment with Michael Riedel & Joe Bartlett...