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Sudden unexplained death in a psychiatric patient taking thioridazine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1257827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the sudden unexplained death of a young, physically healthy, psychotic woman. She had received moderate doses of thioridazine for four days prior to her death. No cause of death could be determined at autopsy. The literature regarding other such case reports and possible cardiotoxic effects of phenothiazine is cited, but no clear-cut correlations or explanations have been demonstrated.
W H Goodson; E E Litkenhous
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311, 315, 320     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden*
Psychotic Disorders / drug therapy*
Thioridazine / adverse effects*
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