Which CNS findings are characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Oct 24, 2020
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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CNS findings on physical examination include the following:

  • Anxiety, agitation

  • Tremors

  • Seizures

  • Altered mental status

The pupils are dilated but reactive to light. The thyroid should be examined because thyrotoxicosis may mimic caffeine toxicity.

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