Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

The Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is a uncommon life-threatening idiosyncratic reaction to neuroleptic therapy.

The clinical signs are fever, tachypnea, tremors, tachycardia, rigidity, leukocytosis and altered consciousness. In some patients may be others complications as myoglobinuria, hyperkalemia, respiratory failure, myocardial infarction, renal insufficiency, and hepatic failure.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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