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Case Report  |   June 1997
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: case report and review
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Case Report   |   June 1997
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: case report and review
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1997, Vol. 97, 355. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.6.355
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1997, Vol. 97, 355. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.6.355
Abstract

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.