Distinguishing neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) from NMS-like acute medical illnesses: a study of 34 cases.

@article{Sewell1992DistinguishingNM,
  title={Distinguishing neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) from NMS-like acute medical illnesses: a study of 34 cases.},
  author={Daniel D Sewell and Dilip V. Jeste},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={1992},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={265-9}
}
A study of 34 hospitalized patients with suspected neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) found that 24 had NMS and the other 10 had acute, usually serious, medical problems. There were no demographic, psychopathologic, or treatment-related differences between the groups. NMS patients had more dehydration, cogwheeling, diaphoresis, disorientation, drooling… CONTINUE READING