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Association between serum lithium level and incidence of COVID-19 infection

Abstract:

An antiviral effect of lithium has been proposed, but never investigated for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Using electronic health records of 26 554 patients with documented serum lithium levels during the pandemic, we show that the 6-month COVID-19 infection incidence was lower among matched patients with ‘therapeutic’ (0.50–1.00) versus ‘subtherapeutic’ (0.05–0.50) lithium levels (hazard ratio (HR) = 0.82, 95% CI 0.69–0.97, P = 0.017) and among patients with ‘therapeutic’ lithium lev...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1192/bjp.2022.42

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ORCID:
0000-0002-6883-0559
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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ORCID:
0000-0002-6719-1126
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Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
221
Issue:
1
Pages:
425-427
Place of publication:
England
Publication date:
2022-03-23
Acceptance date:
2022-02-16
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
Pmid:
35318909
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1248351
Local pid:
pubs:1248351
Deposit date:
2022-05-10

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