Major symptoms and differential diagnosis of neuroleptic malignant syndrome: three case reports

Citation
C. Vedie et al., Major symptoms and differential diagnosis of neuroleptic malignant syndrome: three case reports, EUR PSYCHIA, 15(5), 2000, pp. 334-337
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psychiatry,"Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry
Journal title
EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
ISSN journal
0924-9338 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
334 - 337
Database
ISI
SICI code
0924-9338(200008)15:5<334:MSADDO>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
The authors describe the cases of three patients presenting a major extrapy ramidal symptom with rising CPK, inconstant hyperthermia and autonomic dysf unction. Through a brief review of the literature, the authors question the unity of the malignant syndrome. If hypertonia is quite constant, the rise in the seric CPK is aspecific and hyperthermia is inconstant. (C) 2000 Edi tions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.