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Is the neuroleptic malignant syndrome really malignant?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: NO!

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs.
Nms typically consists of muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability, and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated plasma creatine phosphokinase.

In brief: NO!

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs.
Nms typically consists of muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability, and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated plasma creatine phosphokinase.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
It doesn't mean "cancer" in this context if that is what you are asking.
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) refers to a hypersensitivity reaction to antipsychotic medications.
The symptoms include muscle rigidity, very high temperature, confusion, and disorientation. It is malignant in the sense that it is an acutely life threatening reaction that requires immediate intervention. It is not, however, a type of cancer.

In brief: Not really

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) refers to a hypersensitivity reaction to antipsychotic medications.
The symptoms include muscle rigidity, very high temperature, confusion, and disorientation. It is malignant in the sense that it is an acutely life threatening reaction that requires immediate intervention. It is not, however, a type of cancer.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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