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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 47 (2005) 3, 161 - 165

Short report

Hyperthyroidism during treatment with lithium

B. van der Goot, I.P.M. Keet

We describe seven patients who developed hyperthyroidism while being treated with lithium. A literature search showed that this was more than a coincidence and that a patient taking lithium has an increased risk of developing Morbus Graves. The literature search also revealed that the use of lithium increases the risk of developing silent thyroiditis, a condition that can cause hypothyroidism.



keywords hyperthyroidism, lithium