Year: 1985 Source: Forensic Science International, v.29, (1985), p.207-211 SIEC No: 19860772

A case of fatal caffeine toxicity due to suicidal ingestion of a ‘look-alike’ illicit drug is reported. Caffeine concentrations were determined by high pressure liquid chromatography with the brain having the highest level reported in the literature to date. Also, the blood concentration of caffeine was one of the highest among the cases reported. A literature review of caffeine fatalities is presented. 16 REFS.