Acute generalized polyneuropathy accompanying lithium poisoning

J. C M Brust, J. S. Hammer, Y. Challenor, E. B. Healton, Ronald P Lesser

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A woman with typical symptoms of lithium toxicity had, in addition, severe generalized sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, which cleared completely as she recovered. Electrodiagnostic studies suggested axonal lesions; autopsy ten months later revealed no residual abnormalities. Previous studies have shown that lithium can affect peripheral nerve function, but this is the first reported case of peripheral neuropathy in association with lithium toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-362
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Polyneuropathies
Lithium
Poisoning
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nerves
Autopsy

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Acute generalized polyneuropathy accompanying lithium poisoning. / Brust, J. C M; Hammer, J. S.; Challenor, Y.; Healton, E. B.; Lesser, Ronald P.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1979, p. 360-362.

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Brust, JCM, Hammer, JS, Challenor, Y, Healton, EB & Lesser, RP 1979, 'Acute generalized polyneuropathy accompanying lithium poisoning', Annals of Neurology, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 360-362. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.410060410
Brust, J. C M ; Hammer, J. S. ; Challenor, Y. ; Healton, E. B. ; Lesser, Ronald P. / Acute generalized polyneuropathy accompanying lithium poisoning. In: Annals of Neurology. 1979 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 360-362.
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