Neuroleptic malignant syndrome postoperative onset due to levodopa withdrawal.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a potentially fatal disorder that may develop in the perioperative period. A case is described in which discontinuation of chronic levodopa therapy precipitated the postoperative development of this syndrome. The differential diagnosis and management principles are reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Young, CC; Kaufman, BS

Published Date

  • December 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 652 - 656

PubMed ID

  • 8747565

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-8180

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0952-8180(95)00097-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States