Tag Lithium Toxicity
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Lithium Toxicity CCC

Lithium: acute overdose is usually benign if adequate hydration is maintained and renal function is normal; chronic toxicity can be difficult to manage and result in devastating neurotoxicity

a test of metal…

The case. 64 year old female who is day 1 post elective left total-knee replacement. She has a past medical history of osteoarthritis, bipolar disorder and depression for which she takes quetiapine, lithium and paracetamol. You are asked to see her on…