Lithium Intoxication Accompanied by Hyponatremia

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2016 Aug;44(4):219-221. doi: 10.5152/TJAR.2016.74317. Epub 2016 Aug 1.


Lithium is frequently used in the management of bipolar affective disorders. It has a narrow therapeutic index and can cause acute or chronic intoxication. Toxic symptoms may be present even when concentrations are within the recommended therapeutic range. We believe that lithium intoxication is a very important issue for a physician. In this report, we aimed to evaluate the pathophysiological view of two chronic lithium intoxication cases accompanied by hyponatremia.

Keywords: Hyponatremia; intoxication; lithium.

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  • Case Reports