Serotonin Syndrome Presentation of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature

@article{Mason2000SerotoninSP,
  title={Serotonin Syndrome Presentation of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature},
  author={P. Mason and V. Morris and T. Balcezak},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={79},
  pages={201–209}
}
Serotonin syndrome is an underreported complication of pharmacotherapy that has been relatively ignored in the medical literature. We discuss 2 recent cases seen at our institution and 39 cases described in the English-language literature since 1995. We found that patients with serotonin syndrome most often (74.3%) presented within 24 hours of medication initiation, overdose, or change in dosage. The most common presenting symptoms and signs were confusion, agitation, diaphoresis, tachycardia… Expand
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