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Archive » 2011 » 4 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Psychiatry »

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and a Case Report

 
Abstract:

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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a serious, life threatening complication of antipsychotic therapy with typical or atypical antipsychotics (neuroleptics). It is the rarest and the most serious of neuroleptic induced movement disorders characterized by rigidity, altered cons­ciousness, fever and autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Two cases of neuroleptic malig­nant syndrome are presented. Clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, differential diagnoses, pathophysiology and treatment are discussed. Dilemmas regarding the differential diagno­sis, pathogenesis, genetic predisposition and treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome are addressed.

Authors:
Krokter Kogoj Tina, Kogoj Aleš

Keywords:
neuroleptic malignant syndrome, antipsychotics

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 2011; 50: 447–60.

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