Caffeine Poisoning in a 19-Year-Old Female

    Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1980

    Page Count: 4


    McGee, MB
    Forensic medicine Fellow and deputy medical examiner, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn

    (Received 22 May 1979; accepted 27 July 1979)

    Abstract

    A case report is given of a fatality resulting from caffeine intoxication associated with ingestion of an over-the-counter appetite suppressant. Caffeine is one of the drugs most readily available to the general public. Present in many beverages and over-the-counter compounds, caffeine has a relatively low toxicity. Fatalities from caffeine intoxication are rare, with seven cases previously reported in the English language literature.


    Paper ID: JFS10932J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10932J

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