Neuroleptic malignant syndrome in pregnancy.
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.
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Published In/Presented At
Russell, C. S., Lang, C., McCambridge, M., & Calhoun, B. (2001). Neuroleptic malignant syndrome in pregnancy. Obstetrics and gynecology, 98(5 Pt 2), 906–908. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0029-7844(01)01442-9
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine