Fluke sees cof­fee cure

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

A LOT of peo­ple say they can­not live with­out cof­fee, but for one 11-year-old boy liv­ing in France, that may be lit­er­ally true.

When his par­ents ac­ci­den­tally bought de­caf­feinated cap­sules re­cently, a rare genetic mus­cu­lar dis­or­der – which they knew could be held in check by two shots of espresso per day – flared up, pro­vok­ing painful mus­cle spasms.

Four days of agony, an­guish and doc­tor’s vis­its fol­lowed be­fore his par­ents re­alised their mis­take. Once they boy started drink­ing the caf­feinated brew again, the symp­toms sub­sided.

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