Title

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in a Multiple Trauma Patient.

Publication/Presentation Date

2-1-1990

Abstract

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a little-known adverse reaction to neuroleptic administration characterized by hyperpyrexia, leukocytosis, creatine kinase elevations, muscular rigidity, autonomic dysfunction, and alterations in level of consciousness. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome has an associated 20% mortality but can be reversed when treated with neuroleptic discontinuation and administration of bromocriptine and dantrolene. Early diagnosis in the trauma unit may prevent an extensive workup for presumed sepsis. To our knowledge, neuroleptic malignant syndrome has not previously been reported in a multiple trauma patients.

Volume

125

Issue

2

First Page

274

Last Page

275

ISSN

0004-0010

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery | Trauma

PubMedID

2302069

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article