Lithium-Induced Downbeat Nystagmus and Horizontal Gaze Palsy
Jesper Skovlund Jørgensen1, *, Lisbeth Landschoff Lassen2, Marianne Wegener1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 126
Last Page: 128
Publisher ID: TOOPHTJ-10-126
Article History:Received Date: 3/11/2015
Revision Received Date: 17/1/2016
Acceptance Date: 25/1/2016
Electronic publication date: 29/04/2016
Collection year: 2016
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We report a case of lithium-induced downbeat nystagmus and horizontal gaze palsy in a 62-year-old woman who was treated for a bipolar affective disorder with lithium carbonate for one month. At presentation serum lithium was within therapeutic range. No alternative causes of the ocular motility disturbances were found, and the patient improved significantly as lithium carbonate was discontinued.