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Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Apr 17-30;55(8):517-20.

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

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Cheam Resource Centre, St Helier Trust University Hospital, Surrey.


Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare, idiosyncratic condition related to neuroleptic use which may develop at any stage during neuroleptic treatment and can prove fatal. Although most commonly seen in psychiatric patients, anyone prescribed a neuroleptic is at risk and it has been associated with other agents. This article discusses its recognition, risk factors, clinical course and treatment, together with a summary of current thinking on its aetiology.

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