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The Presence of 2,3-Butanediol in the Blood of Chronic Alcoholics Admitted to an Alcohol Treatment Center

  • Michael E. Felver
  • M. R. Lakshmanan
  • Stewart Wolf
  • Richard L. Veech

Abstract

Fifty-one of sixty-three unselected alcoholic subjects had 2,3-butanediol in their blood in concentrations ranging from 0.011 to 0.775 mM upon admission to an alcohol detoxification center. The concentration of 2,3-butanediol was below the detection limit of 0.01 mM in twelve non-alcoholic controls. Eighteen hours after admission, second blood samples showed no ethanol in all eleven subjects tested. 2,3-Butanediol levels declined in all of the patients and became undetectable in eight.

Keywords

Alcoholic Patient Hepatic Coma Thiamine Pyrophosphate Alcoholic Subject Eleven Subject 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Felver
    • 1
  • M. R. Lakshmanan
    • 1
  • Stewart Wolf
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard L. Veech
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of MetabolismNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismRockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Totts Gap InstituteBangorUSA

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