Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Mnemonic
FALTER
F - fever
A - autonomic instability
L - leucocytosis
T - tremor
E - elevated CPK
R - rigidity

medical emergency!!!but rare
and NOT an allergic reaction
those who take HIGH POTENCY antipsychotic (eg: Haloperidol, Fluphenazine, Pimozide)

How to manage?
1. DISCONTINUE treatment
2. Supportive therapy
3. Pharmocotherapy
- Benzodiazepines
- Bromocriptine
- Dantrolene
- Amantadine

3 comments:

FaDhLi said...

CPK apa?

zu@alae said...

Ceruloplagukinase

tulipcyan said...

CPK --> creatinephospokinase
tis is due to muscle damage and necrosis

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