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

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

Abstract

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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