A Fatal Case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome After Paralytic Bowel in a Patient Taking Antiparkinson Medication
KeywordsNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), Paralytic Bowel, Parkinson’s disease.
Objectives: We report a fatal case of neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome, which occurred as a consequence of paralytic bowel in a 72-year-old woman on treatment with antiparkinson medication.
Case description: Contrast enhanced computerized tomography of the chest and abdomen demonstrated the presence of paralytic bowel.
Results: The patient died.
Conclusions: Physicians involved in the treatment of patients affected by Parkinson’s disease should take into consideration the possibility of dopaminergic drug malabsorption due to paralytic bowel as a possible cause of neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome.
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