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A fatal case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8429777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A fatal case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) affecting a middle-aged woman is presented. Most of the signs and symptoms described for NMS were present and death occurred three hours after the onset of hyperpyrexia. Laboratory and postmortem findings were non-specific. The uses and risks of Haloperidol and Phenelzine on a patient with severe liver impairment are considered. Finally, the medico-legal implications in the context of sudden unexpected death are mentioned.
P A Lannas; J V Pachar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-08     Completed Date:  1993-03-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Medicine, London Hospital Medical College.
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MeSH Terms
Drug-Induced Liver Injury, Chronic
Haloperidol / adverse effects*
Liver Cirrhosis / chemically induced
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome / etiology*,  pathology
Phenelzine / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
51-71-8/Phenelzine; 52-86-8/Haloperidol

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