Neuroleptic malignant syndrome--a cautionary tale and a surprising outcome.

  • Gavin Cape
  • Published 1994 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…


Vigilance is required in order to detect the cardinal signs of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), especially after prolonged exposure to neuroleptics. In this case, NMS was diagnosed in a 29-year-old man, who had been on fluphenazine decanoate for over one year, coinciding with a cessation of his neuroleptic medication. Vigorous treatment, including… (More)


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