The neuroleptic malignant and serotonin syndromes.

  • J R Carbone
  • Published 2000 in Emergency medicine clinics of North America


The neuroleptic malignant syndrome and the serotonin syndrome share many clinical features and may exist on a spectrum of the same disorder. The neuroleptic malignant syndrome, however, is an idiosyncratic drug reaction, whereas the serotonin syndrome is an effect of drug toxicity. Both syndromes present with varying degrees of mental status changes and… (More)


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