Title

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome in pregnancy.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome can be a serious neurologic complication of drug therapy during pregnancy.

CASE: A young woman was admitted to the intensive care unit with worsening varicella pneumonia. After being given haldol for agitation, she developed fever, increasing agitation, rigidity, tachycardia, and tremors; she was diagnosed as having neuroleptic malignant syndrome. She was treated successfully with bromocriptine and dantrolene.

CONCLUSION: Despite the common use of antipsychotic medications, neuroleptic malignant syndrome is seen infrequently during pregnancy. The diagnosis can be difficult to make, but if suspected, it can be treated successfully.

Volume

98

Issue

5 Pt 2

First Page

906

Last Page

908

ISSN

0029-7844

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

11704197

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

COinS