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A 41-year-old female asked:

Does cirrhosis effect the outcome of a breathalyzer test after consuming alcohol?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Blood alcohol: Cirrhosis should not change this value, although it may alter the duration or persistence of alcohol in the blood.
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
Hepatology 24 years experience
Metabolized slower: alcohol may well stay in system longer as can no longer be processed normally. but shouldn't give a higher initial BAC, just slow clearance.
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