Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    Caffeine Poisoning in a 19-Year-Old Female

    (Received 22 May 1979; accepted 27 July 1979)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

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


    Stock #: JFS10932J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10932J

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    Title Caffeine Poisoning in a 19-Year-Old Female
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    Committee E30