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Case of neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome precipitated by abrupt fava bean discontinuance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15719433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome (NMLS) is well described in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The syndrome is characterized by fever, rigidity, autonomic instability, elevated creatine phosphokinase levels, and altered level of consciousness, which is usually precipitated by levodopa withdrawal. In recent years, patients have used fava beans to treat Parkinson's symptoms, because the beans contain appreciable amounts of levodopa and have been thought to be a safe adjunctive therapy. We describe a case of NMLS, which was precipitated by the abrupt cessation of fava bean ingestion.
Shafeeq S Ladha; Russell Walker; Holly A Shill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0885-3185     ISO Abbreviation:  Mov. Disord.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-05     Completed Date:  2005-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610688     Medline TA:  Mov Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  630-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2005 Movement Disorder Society.
Barrow Neurological Institute, Department of Neurology, Phoenix, Arizona 85013, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Levodopa / adverse effects*,  analysis
Middle Aged
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Phytotherapy / methods*
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / complications*,  etiology*
Vicia faba* / chemistry
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