Monday, June 26, 2006

Better Drink Up!

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[Fainting after drinking a glass of whiskey-soda...]

[Article in French]Tattevin P, Papo T, Caumes E, Merle-Beral H, Piette JC.Clinique des Maladies infectieuses et Reanimation medicale, CHU Pontchaillou, F35033 Rennes.

BACKGROUND: Alcohol intolerance is a rare syndrome that usually involves pain, pruritus, or vasomotor phenomena consecutive to moderate alcohol intake. This syndrome may unmask various malignancies, especially Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and carcinoma of the cervix.

CASE REPORT: A patient who became unconscious after drinking a glass of whiskey-cola was explored for alcohol intolerance. High-level hypereosinophilia was discovered. The diagnosis of idiopathic hypereosinophilia was retained after extensive evaluation. DISCUSSION: Idiopathic hypereosinophilia may be a premalignancy expression of a lymphoproliferative disorder. In our patient, who also had alcohol intolerance known to be associated with later diagnosis of malignancy, lymphocyte phenotype studies revealed an abnormal population. However, rearrangement studies of T-cell and B-cell receptors, as well as bone marrow cytology and histology did not enable identification of a lymphoproliferative disorder. This patient will require close follow-up due to the risk of developing a lymphoproliferative disorder.

So... As you can see... you need to drink more. Alchohol Intolerence is an indicator, or early warning system if you will, for all sorts of nasties that require early detection for effect treatment. Belly up to the bar boys... Whiskey and Coke specificly it seems.

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