volume 18, issue 2, P123-124 1992
DOI: 10.1007/bf01705046
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Abstract: Lithium is a two-edged sword; it is on the one hand a unique drug with invaluable psychoactive potential and on the other a drug which can cause multisystem toxicity and even death. We present a case of severe lithium intoxication with multiple organ involvement. Our patient developed the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (DI), distinctive neurological abnormalities, and hyperglycemia. We believe that this is a case of ARDS due to lithium toxicity in which elevated left…

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