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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 173-175

Resolution of Symptoms In NMS : A Case Report


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
2 Postgraduate student, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Correspondence Address:
Arunava Das
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
India
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Although neuroleptic malignant syndrome manifests consistently with hyperthermia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic instability, heterogeneity exists in the onset, course, laboratory findings, response to treatment and pattern of resolution. Comorbid physical conditions tend to confuse the picture. We report a case of NMS with one such presentation.Although neuroleptic malignant syndrome manifests consistently with hyperthermia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic instability, heterogeneity exists in the onset, course, laboratory findings, response to treatment and pattern of resolution. Comorbid physical conditions tend to confuse the picture. We report a case of NMS with one such presentation.



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