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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Caffeinated energy drink intoxication
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    Insufficient detail sadly means that this case remains not proven
    • Kit Byatt, consultant physician
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      • Raodi Liu

    We read this intriguing case report with great interest. However, it contained two specific weaknesses which undermined its strength, leaving it inconclusive. The critical point is not whether caffeine excess might cause seizures (this is known), or the theoretical pathophysiology (comprehensively discussed in the article), but whether it was the definitive cause of seizures in this case.

    Firstly, without meas...

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