What was the most common clinical outcome for pediatric exploratory ingestions of lithium reported to US poison centers?
No effect was reported in 88% of 1863 single-substance exposures in children < 6 years of age. Moderate or major effects were reported in approximately 2% of patients. The authors were unable to identify a triage dose for healthcare facility referral and suggested that asymptomatic patients can be monitored safely at home.
Minhaj FS, et al. Outcomes of acute exploratory pediatric lithium ingestions. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2020; 58(9):881-885. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2019.1704772.