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ECT in the neuroleptic malignant syndrome: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6133848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients are described who presented with clinical features of catatonia and fever, and were retrospectively diagnosed as having neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). In both cases, ECT resulted in dramatic reduction of fever and the beginning of overall clinical improvement. It is postulated that the beneficial effect of ECT resulted from increased dopamine turnover in the brain. ECT should be considered in cases of NMS in which there is life-threatening fever.
S S Jessee; G F Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-08     Completed Date:  1983-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antipsychotic Agents / adverse effects*
Catatonia / chemically induced,  therapy*
Electroconvulsive Therapy*
Fever / chemically induced,  therapy*
Receptors, Dopamine / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antipsychotic Agents; 0/Receptors, Dopamine

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