• Manifestations of lithium carbonate toxicity include acneform eruptions, sinus node dysfunction, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, extrapyramidal side effects, and renal toxicity, which may present as nephrogenous diabetes insipidus. This report concerns a patient with a toxic reaction to lithium carbonate. The patient initially had acneform lesions, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, and nephrogenous diabetes insipidus. Features of lithium carbonate-induced acneform eruptions are emphasized. Renal toxicity from a lithium carbonate overdose is common, and the hazards of prescribing potentially nephrotoxic drugs to such a patient are stressed.
(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:246-248)
Heng MCY. Lithium Carbonate ToxicityAcneform Eruption and Other Manifestations. Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(4):246-248. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650160036019