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NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME

Keywords: neuroleptic malignant syndrome , anti-psychotic , lithium carbonate

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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare but life threatening reaction toa neuroleptic medication. Even in state-of-the-art centers, the mortality rate is reported as 5-12%. We present a reportof a successfully managed patient with neuroleptic malignant syndrome, in Faisalabad, Pakistan. This is followed bya brief discussion about the syndrome, with a compilation of latest recommendations about assessment andmanagement.

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