Lithium enhances growth of human leukaemia cells in vitro.


Lithium is known to cause leucocytosis in normal humans, and lithium salts have been used therapeutically in attenuating leucopenia in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Recent reports also described leukaemia development during lithium treatment. We have investigated the effect of lithium chloride on the proliferation of human myeloid, erythroblastic, and T… (More)