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Dusunen Adam. 2010; 23(3): 210-214

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a case treated with bromocriptine

Özge Canbek, Meltem Efe Sevim, Fatih Öncü, Hüseyin Soysal.


Neuroleptic malignant syndrome  (NMS) is a potentially fatal syndrome  which is rarely seen during treatment with antipsychotic medications. In this paper, the treatment of NMS that developed after a dose increase in oral antipsychotic drug therapy with depot antipsychotics in a patient with schizoaffective disorder, who has used antipsychotic medications for a long time and was hospitalized many times was reported and the treatment approach and bromocriptine use in NMS was discussed.

Key words: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, antipsychotics, bromocriptine

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