Postgrad Med J 62:295-296 doi:10.1136/pgmj.62.726.295
  • Research Article

Asymptomatic Graves' disease during lithium therapy.


Lithium salts are widely recognized to cause biochemical hypothyroidism and have been used to treat thyrotoxicosis. We present a case of Graves' disease which developed during lithium therapy. The patient was asymptomatic until the lithium was discontinued; she subsequently developed florid symptoms of thyrotoxicosis.