Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
by Cathy Parkes November 17, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), a life-threatening condition from the use or withdrawal of antipsychotic medications should be suspected in a patient with muscle rigidity, high fever, altered level of consciousness, cardiac arrhythmias, diaphoresis, and BP fluctuations. Muscle relaxants such as dantrolene may be indicated!
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