Neuroleptic malignant syndrome presenting as adult respiratory distress syndrome and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Johnson MD, Newman JH, Baxter JW
South Med J. 1988 81 (4): 543-5

PMID: 3358184 · DOI:10.1097/00007611-198804000-00038

We have reported a case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) in a patient with historical and clinical features suggestive of heat stroke or sepsis and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS and disseminated intravascular coagulation may be important, atypical signs encountered early in NMS and complicating its recognition.

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Diagnosis, Differential Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Haloperidol Humans Male Middle Aged Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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