Lithium Intoxication Accompanied by Hyponatremia

Dilmen O. K., Haci I., Ekinci A., Bahar M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION, vol.44, no.4, pp.219-221, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


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.