Case of neuroleptic malignant‐like syndrome precipitated by abrupt fava bean discontinuance

@article{Ladha2005CaseON,
  title={Case of neuroleptic malignant‐like syndrome precipitated by abrupt fava bean discontinuance},
  author={Shafeeq Ladha and Russell Walker and Holly A. Shill},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={20}
}
Neuroleptic malignant‐like syndrome (NMLS) is well described in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The syndrome is characterized by fever, rigidity, autonomic instability, elevated creatine phosphokinase levels, and altered level of consciousness, which is usually precipitated by levodopa withdrawal. In recent years, patients have used fava beans to treat Parkinson's symptoms, because the beans contain appreciable amounts of levodopa and have been thought to be a safe adjunctive therapy. We… 

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