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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: A diagnostic challenge.
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PMID:  23225938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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We report the case of a 7-year-old girl operated for craniopharyngioma who developed hyperkalemic cardiac arrest in the post-operative period. She was diagnosed as Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) and the causative drug was carbamazepine. It was essentially a diagnosis of exclusion, and treatment was mainly supportive in form of withdrawal of the neuroleptic medication (carbamazepine) and administration of dantrolene and bromocriptine. Although, relatively uncommon, NMS can be fatal. NMS presents a clinical challenge as the patient outcome depends on its prompt recognition and treatment.
Authors:
Reshma P Ambulkar; Vijaya P Patil; Aliasgar V Moiyadi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0970-9185     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  2012-12-12     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516972     Medline TA:  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain, Tata Memorial Centre, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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