Single tonic-clonic seizure after energy drink abuse

Rocco S. Calabrò, Domenico Italiano, Giuseppe Gervasi, Placido Bramanti

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Abstract

Energy drinks are soft beverages especially marketed for adolescents in order to obtain a heightened sense of awareness. Concerns about the safety of these drinks are raised based on our observation of potentially serious adverse effects. Caffeine and taurine are psychoactive agents highly present in energy drinks, which may lead to modification of neurotransmission. We herein report the case of a 20-year-old man presenting with a generalized epileptic seizure after energy drink consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-385
Number of pages2
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Energy Drinks
Seizures
Taurine
Psychotropic Drugs
Beverages
Caffeine
Synaptic Transmission
Epilepsy
Observation
Safety

Keywords

  • Caffeine
  • Energy drinks
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizure
  • Taurine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Single tonic-clonic seizure after energy drink abuse. / Calabrò, Rocco S.; Italiano, Domenico; Gervasi, Giuseppe; Bramanti, Placido.

In: Epilepsy and Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 384-385.

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Calabrò, Rocco S. ; Italiano, Domenico ; Gervasi, Giuseppe ; Bramanti, Placido. / Single tonic-clonic seizure after energy drink abuse. In: Epilepsy and Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 384-385.
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