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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 577-579

Lithium-induced thyroiditis in a patient having bipolar affective disorder - A rare case report


Department of Psychiatry, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. Kotchuthressia Mathew
Department of Psychiatry, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPSYM.IJPSYM_403_17

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A 22-year-old female, previously diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder on lithium therapy, presented to us with manic symptoms. The blood investigations revealed elevated thyroxine and thyroid peroxidase antibodies and reduced thyroid-stimulating hormone with poor tapping function of thyroid on technetium thyroid scintigraphy indicating lithium-induced thyroiditis.


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