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Influence of coffee drinking on epilepsy control
 
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Department of Neurological Diseases, Institute of Medical Education, Świętokrzyska Academy, Kielce, Poland; Department of Neurology, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kielce, Poland
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Barbara Błaszczyk   

Department of Neurology, WSZON, Grunwaldzka 47, 25-730 Kielce, Poland
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2007;1(1):98–99
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Caffeine is a global stimulant the increased intake of which leads to a lowering of the seizure threshold, which may result in reduced control of epilepsy. Two cases are reported: a male with well-controlled epilepsy, and a female with drug-resistant, moderately-controlled epilepsy. In both patients, temporary excessive coffee consumption led to increased seizure frequency, and withdrawal of coffee from the diet resulted in a return to the previous status.
 
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