LITHIUM-ASSOCIATED TRANSIENT THYROTOXICOSIS IN 4 CHINESE WOMEN WITH AUTOIMMUNE-THYROIDITIS
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AbstractFour Chinese female patients who suffered from manic-depressive disorder and underlying autoimmune thyroiditis developed transient episodes of thyrotoxicosis during maintenance lithium therapy. Endocrinologically speaking, three of them had ''Hashitoxicosis'', while the other had silent lymphocytic thyroiditis. Albeit rare among Western patients, such lithium-associated thyroid dysfunctions appeared to be more likely to occur in Hong Kong Chinese. They seemed to involve multiple aetiological factors, such as autoimmune thyroid disease, the toxic and immunomodulatory roles of lithium and perhaps genetic and dietary factors. Because of their self-limiting nature, the importance of avoiding unnecessary and potentially deleterious antithyroid treatment is emphasised.
All Author(s) ListCHOW CC, LEE S, SHEK CC, WING YK, AHUJA A, COCKRAM CS
Journal nameAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Year1993
Month6
Day1
Volume Number27
Issue Number2
PublisherAUSTRALIAN NZ J PSYCHIATRY
Pages246 - 253
ISSN0004-8674
eISSN1440-1614
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychiatry; PSYCHIATRY, SCI; PSYCHIATRY, SSCI

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