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Vitamin D Intoxication, with Hypernatraemia, Potassium and Water Depletion, and Mental Depression

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: (Published 21 December 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:744
  1. D. C. Anderson,
  2. A. F. Cooper,
  3. G. J. Naylor


    Two elderly patients suffering from manic-depressive psychosis/depressive reaction had concurrently hypercalcaemia from vitamin D intoxication. They developed hypernatraemia with severe potassium and water depletion. Hypercalcaemia was pronounced, but both patients recovered quickly and their depressive symptoms resolved following water and potassium repletion and corticosteroid therapy.