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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Introduction

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a life-threatening, neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or ... more about Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A severe, potentially fatal reaction to antipsychotic drugs. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is available below.

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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic more »

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Prognosis for Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Prognosis for Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Early identification of and treatment for individuals with neuroleptic malignant syndrome improves outcome. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a life-threatening, neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome:

A potentially fatal syndrome associated primarily with the use of neuroleptic agents (see ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS) which are in turn associated with dopaminergic receptor blockade (see RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) in the BASAL GANGLIA and HYPOTHALAMUS, and sympathetic dysregulation. Clinical features include diffuse MUSCLE RIGIDITY; TREMOR; high FEVER; diaphoresis; labile blood pressure; cognitive dysfunction; and autonomic disturbances. Serum CPK level elevation and a leukocytosis may also be present. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1199; Psychiatr Serv 1998 Sep;49(9):1163-72) - (Source - Diseases Database)


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