Nonconvulsive status epilepticus and Creutzfeldt–Jakob-like EEG changes in a case of lithium toxicity

@article{Madhusudhan2014NonconvulsiveSE,
  title={Nonconvulsive status epilepticus and Creutzfeldt–Jakob-like EEG changes in a case of lithium toxicity},
  author={B. K. Madhusudhan},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={2},
  pages={203 - 205}
}
We report a case of a 63-year-old lady with bipolar affective disorder on lithium who was brought to our emergency center in a comatose state. Neurologically, the patient was comatose and had generalized hypotonia and hyporeflexia. Lithium toxicity was considered. Laboratory examinations revealed leukocytosis, normal blood sugar, blood level of lithium was 4.7 mEq/L and she had renal dysfunction. Cerebrospinal fluid examination and cranial computerized tomography were unremarkable. Blood… Expand
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