Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a neuroimmunologic hypothesis

Anglin, Rebecca E.; Rosebush, Patricia I.; Mazurek, Michael F.
December 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/14/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 18, pE834
Academic Journal
The article discusses the aspects of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which is an acute and dangerous reaction to neuroleptic agent medications. It states that there is an increasing evidence about the acute phase response role in development of neuroleptic malignant symptom. Furthermore, the authors suggest a neuroimmunologic hypothesis to explain the pathophysiology of the syndrome.


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