Thomas J. Dykstra, Michael J. Menolasino. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: case report and review. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1997;97(6):355. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19220.127.116.115.
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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare but potentially fatal disorder that has been associated with the use of antipsychotic medications. Because neuroleptic malignant syndrome is rare, clinicians often have a low index of suspicion for the disorder which may lead to delayed treatment and increased mortality. This article describes a case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome and briefly reviews current diagnostic criteria and treatment options.
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