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Emerg Med J. 2007 Apr;24(4):e20.

Serotonin syndrome.

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The Royal Melbourne Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. thewelshlady007@hotmail.com

Abstract

Serotonin syndrome is an under-reported and under-recognised condition that occurs on administration of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors alone, or in combination with other medication known to increase levels of 5-hydroxytryptamine. This case report demonstrates signs and symptoms associated with their overdose and illustrates the importance of recognition of this syndrome to instigate appropriate treatment for the patient.

PMID:
17384366
PMCID:
PMC2658256
DOI:
10.1136/emj.2006.040550
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