A 41-year-old female asked:
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does cirrhosis effect the outcome of a breathalyzer test after consuming alcohol?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood alcohol: Cirrhosis should not change this value, although it may alter the duration or persistence of alcohol in the blood.
Answered on Jul 16, 2014
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
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.
Answered on Aug 1, 2014

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