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Am J Psychiatry. 1981 Dec;138(12):1616-7.

A fatality during haloperidol treatment: mechanism of sudden death.

Abstract

The authors report a case of unexpected sudden death in a woman receiving relatively high dose of haloperidol. They postulate that drug-induced laryngeal spasm leading to cardiac arrest via vagal reflexes may represent the mechanism of neuroleptic sudden death in some cases.

PMID:
7304797
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.138.12.1616
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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