Lithium-associated hypothyroidism and thyroid papillary carcinoma: A case report

Aksoy S. , Kilickap S. , Erman M.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.99, ss.279-281, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Ionizing radiation, some hereditary factors, and chronic thyroid-stimulating hormone elevation increases the risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Lithium salts are used in the treatment of affective (mood) disorders as well as a variety of other psychiatric conditions. There have been occasional reports of hematologic and solid neoplasms associated with lithium use. We report a patient who developed hypothyroidism and subsequently, thyroid papillary carcinoma while on lithium treatment for bipolar affective disorder.