Neuroleptic malignant syndrome in the intensive therapy unit

J N Montgomery, J W Ironside

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Abstract / Description of output

A case of the neuroleptic malignant syndrome occurred in a 40-year-old male after administration of chlorpromazine while on an Intensive Therapy Unit. Treatment with dantrolene sodium was successful, and a muscle biopsy was examined in the recovery phase of the illness. The importance of this condition and the difficulties in establishing a diagnosis at an early stage in patients on an Intensive Therapy Unit are discussed, along with implications for treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-3
Number of pages3
JournalAnaesthesia: Peri-operative medicine, critical care and pain
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Critical Care
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscles
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome


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