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Asthma precipitated by cessation of lithium treatment

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor David Hendrick, Dr Stephen Bourke


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We report symptomatic asthma, associated with objective and highly significant increases in both airway responsiveness and airflow limitation, presenting de novo in a male patient 6 weeks after suddenly discontinuing lithium carbonate therapy.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Convery RP, Hendrick DJ, Bourke SJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Postgraduate Medical Journal

Year: 1999

Volume: 75

Issue: 888

Pages: 637-638

Print publication date: 01/10/1999

ISSN (print): 0032-5473

ISSN (electronic): 1013-5472

Publisher: BMJ Group