Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135--136

Long - Lasting Lithium Neurotoxicity in an Adolesecent


Rakesh Khanna1, Sujata Sethi2 
1 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, India
2 Senior Resident in Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Khanna
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006
India

Acute lithium intoxication is well known. A case of long tasting lithium neurotoxicity in an adolescent male is reported, who showed signs of cerebellar as well as brain stem involvement. Persistent lithium neurotoxicity is discussed and the recommendation made that this condition be considered irreversible only if no substantial recovery occurs in the first six months.


How to cite this article:
Khanna R, Sethi S. Long - Lasting Lithium Neurotoxicity in an Adolesecent.Indian J Psychiatry 1993;35:135-136


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Khanna R, Sethi S. Long - Lasting Lithium Neurotoxicity in an Adolesecent. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1993 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];35:135-136
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