JOHN P. PAPP, M.D.; PETER C. GAY, M.D.; VERNON N. DODSON, M.D.; H. MARVIN POLLARD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A 64-year-old man was treated for thallotoxicosis with oral potassium chloride while on a known normal salt and potassium diet. An increase in restlessness, agitation, and confusion was noted to occur concomitantly with a two- to threefold increase in thalliuresis. Marked clinical improvement occurred after 1 week of treatment. The various modes of treatment are reviewed. It is postulated that potassium chloride used in conjunction with dithiocarb, or dithizon, or both, may be the treatment of choice for thallotoxicosis.
PAPP JP, GAY PC, DODSON VN, et al. Potassium Chloride Treatment in Thallotoxicosis. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:119–123. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-119
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):119-123.
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