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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, the most serious and potentially fatal side effect of neuroleptics, is characterized by altered consciousness, extrapyramidal symptoms, hyperthermia, elevated plasma creatine phosphoidnase and leukocytosis. In the child and adolescent population, the syndrome may be underrecognized or underreported. We describe a 15-year-old(More)
A clinical study of nine children between the ages of 4 and 15, who had undergone arm or leg amputation is presented. The emotional reactions of all those involved - the child, family, and the treatment team - are described. Amputation creates extreme stress in all participants in the procedure. Some similarities were found in the defensive mechanisms and(More)
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