Diuretic-Induced lithium toxicity presenting as Mania

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A bipolar patient receiving lithium therapy developed a toxic state with a serum lithium level of 3.9 within 2 weeks of beginning hydrochlorothiazide treatment for hypertension. The initial changes in mental status suggested that the patient might be beginning another manic episode. Symptoms resolved following hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-318
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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