Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

NEEDS IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening idiosyncratic reaction to antipsychotic drugs characterized by fever, altered mental status, muscle rigidity, and autonomic dysfunction.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW132
Diagnosis: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome-NEEDS IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!
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World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M+;F
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Symptoms: increased body temperature, confusion, sweating, rigid muscles, antonomic imbalance: can be fatal within 3 days!
Progression: TOO COMPLEX TO SUMMARIZE HERE!
Causes: Responses to neuroleptic or antipsychotic medicines – 10% CAN BE FATAL! (Includes rapid decrease in “L-Dopa” used for Parkinson’s)
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