According to a new report published in BMJ Case Reports, a 50-year-old man developed acute hepatitis from excessive energy drink consumption. The construction worker had a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting but thought he just had the flu. However, when his urine turned a dark color and his eyes and skin yellowed, he became alarmed enough to visit the emergency room.
“Laboratory testing revealed that the patient had an underlying chronic hepatitis C, or HCV, infection, but the researchers found that the virus was not the cause of his acute hepatitis. The patient’s blood contained HCV antibodies, which aren’t present in blood until about 10 weeks after exposure, according to the report. Since the patient showed symptoms for only two weeks, the antibodies in his blood were evidence of chronic HCV, rather than acute HCV.”
“Both serum folate, or folic acid, and B12 are common ingredients in energy drinks. Consumed excessively, these vitamins can accumulate in the liver and become toxic, the report said.The patient’s liver injury ‘was directly subsequent to excessive consumption of energy drinks, and resolved on discontinuation of the products,’ the report concluded. The patient’s symptoms resolved by the third day of hospitalization, the report notes, and he was discharged on day six.”
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