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December 18, 1967

CaffeinismA Cause of Long-Continued, Low-Grade Fever

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1967;202(12):1105-1106. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130250087023

Low-grade irregular fever, insomnia, anorexia, and irritability affected a psychoneurotic woman for months. She habitually drank an excessive amount of coffee. Fever and the symptoms disappeared after the intake of coffee was reduced. Fever is one of the manifestations of caffeinism.