Caffeine Toxicity: A Case of Child Abuse by Drug Ingestion

    Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 November 1987

    Page Count: 5


    Morrow, PL
    Deputy chief medical examiner, Vermont Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Burlington, VT

    (Received 20 March 1987; accepted 7 April 1987)

    Abstract

    The case of a 14-month-old child who died of caffeine toxicity is presented. The evidence for prolonged toxicity associated with inappropriate delay in the seeking of medical care and the presence of various recent and healing injuries are diagnostic of child abuse. Fatal caffeine toxicity and child abuse by drug/substance administration are uncommonly reported. Relevant medical literature is reviewed.


    Paper ID: JFS11238J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11238J

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