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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-70

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a case report).

Department of Psychiatry, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Correspondence Address:
A A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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An adult schizophrenic patient developed neuroleptic malignant syndrome following treatment with parenteral haloperidol. An early recognition of the syndrome, immediate discontinuation of the offending agent and prompt treatment with bromocriptine and lorazepam produced a good recovery. The various features of the case are discussed in view of the potential lethality of the syndrome.


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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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