Risperidone-Induced Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in Neurodegenerative Disease: A Case Report

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Sir: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is uncommon with the use of atypical antipsychotics.<sup>1</sup> This report describes the case of a 34-year-old male with suspected neurodegenerative disease who developed this complication with the use of risperidone. He was successfully treated with dantrolene and bromocriptine and was discharged in stable condition after 7 days.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(3):237-238 [letter]