A case of lithium intoxication treated with forced alkaline diuresis is described. Although clearance of lithium from the plasma by this method is less efficient than by haemodialysis it is as effective as peritoneal dialysis, is easier for nursing and medical staff to undertake and carries less risk of complications. In the absence of facilities for haemodialysis forced alkaline diuresis is the treatment of choice for lithium intoxication.
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