Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Although neuroleptic malignant syndrome is easily recognized in its classic full-blown form, it is often heterogeneous in onset, presentation, progression, and outcome(Addonizio et al. 1986; Caroff 2003; Caroff and Mann 1993; Rosebush and Stewart 1989Strawn et al. 2007). The clinical features described below are those considered most important in making the diagnosis of neuroleptic malignant syndrome based on consensus recommendations(Gurrera et al. 2011).