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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.690a (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:690
  1. S M Matthai,
  2. D C Davidson,
  3. J A Sills
  1. Paediatric senior registrar Consultant paediatrician Consultant paediatrician Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool L12 2AP

    EDITOR,—We thank T M Cook, Barry Wilkins, and Emily Finch and colleagues for their comments. We acknowledge the typographical error in the measured plasma osmolalities, which should indeed be 256 mmol/kg in case 1 and 242 mmol/kg in case 2. The point of our letter was to stimulate debate on the potential harm of unlimited intake of fluid in users of 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or “ecstasy”) and the danger to unsupervised children. Note that high fluid intake is still often encouraged in clubs and “rave” scenes. It …

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