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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-177

Rabbit Syndrome : An Uncommon Side Effect of Neuroleptics

Department of Psychiatry, D. Y. Patil Medical College (affiliated to University of Mumbai), India

Correspondence Address:
Manilal Gada
Manosmruti Polyclinic, Prabhukrupa, L. B. S. Marg, Ghatkopar (W), Mumbai 400 086
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The rabbit syndrome, a neuroleptic induced extrapyramidal side effect with Vafe onset, consists of rapid fine rhythmic movements of the lips that mimic the chewing movements of a rabbit. This syndrome was first described by Villeneuve in 1972. Unlike the buccolingual movements of the tardive dyskinesia, the rabbit syndrome improves with antiparkinsonian medication. The condition is reported to be rare. To the best knowledge of the author, no case has been described or reported from India. A case of rabbit syndrome is described with review of the literature.



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