Question: Lithium is widely used as long-term therapy for bipolar disorder. What are the clinically important adverse risks for patients on long-term lithium therapy?View full post for answer.
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Question: Botulism is an uncommon disorder caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum. Seven subtypes of botulinum toxin exist (subtypes A, B, C, D, E, F and G). Which subtypes have been noted to cause human disease and which ones have been reported to cause infant botulism specifically in the United States?View full post for answer.
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Question: A 45-year-old man recently installed a large aquarium in his home and populated it with various accessories and a wide variety of tropical fish. Upon start up of the aquarium, this man developed rhinorrhea, eye irritation, non-productive persistent cough, myalgias, nausea, muscle weakness and ataxia. He presented to the emergency department and was admitted to the hospital. It was eventually determined that his symptoms were related to the corals he placed in his new aquarium. What is the likely putative toxin involved?View full post for answer.
Question: Why is disodium EDTA (as opposed to calcium disodium EDTA) not recommended for lead chelation?View full post for answer.