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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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REYES CALDERON, Nelcy Patricia. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS): Other Diagnostic Possibilities . rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.34, n.1, pp.125-136. ISSN 0034-7450.

This is a case report of 16 year old girl, who arrived to the hospital with a depressive disorder as associated with psychotic symptoms and that was treated with haloperidol and who presented clinical features resembling a NMS. The following presentation has the objective of reviewing the major characteristics of this entity as well as discussing the actual theories, on the etiology, taking into account that there is a spectrum of clinical presentation and that necessary to take an immediate action when encountering a patient-with symptoms that suggest this entity. This review emphasizes the importance of making a differential diagnosis in order to establish the most accurate treatment.

Palavras-chave : Neuroleptic malignant syndrome; antipsychotics agents.

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