Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: guidelines for treatment and reinstitution of neuroleptics.

The neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a dangerous, often fatal, idiosyncratic disorder presumably of the basal ganglia and hypothalamus. It is usually associated with neuroleptic medications, and it is believed to be related to blockage of dopamine receptors in the brain. The NMS has also been reported in patients with Parkinson's disease after… (More)