A case of lithium poisoning?: A cautionary tale

Evans L. (1978) A case of lithium poisoning?: A cautionary tale. Australasian Psychiatry, 12 2: 133-135. doi:10.3109/00048677809159607


Author Evans L.
Title A case of lithium poisoning?: A cautionary tale
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
Publication date 1978
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/00048677809159607
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 133
End page 135
Total pages 3
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract Synopsis The case of a 58 year old woman on maintenance lithium therapy who developed an acute organic brain syndrome is reported. The patient subsequently showed evidence of persistent brain damage. It is suggested that lithium toxicity was precipitated by electrolyte disturbances possibly caused by self medication with a diuretic, where serum levels of lithium were an unreliable measure of impending toxicity.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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