A Fatal Case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome After Paralytic Bowel in a Patient Taking Antiparkinson Medication

  • Domenico Campa Department of Emergency Medicine, Pineta Grande Hospital, Caserta
  • Manuela Ariello Department of Emergency Medicine, Pineta Grande Hospital, Caserta
  • Rosaria Castaldo Department of Emergency Medicine, Pineta Grande Hospital, Caserta
  • Francesco Zibella Department of Emergency Medicine, Pineta Grande Hospital, Caserta
  • Paolo Ferrazza L.N.Age, Roma
  • Salvatore Del Gaudio Department of Emergency Medicine, Pineta Grande Hospital, Caserta

Keywords

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), Paralytic Bowel, Parkinson’s disease.

Abstract

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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  • Published: 2016-06-07

    Issue: Vol 3 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Campa, D., Ariello, M., Castaldo, R., Zibella, F., Ferrazza, P., & Del Gaudio, S. (2016). A Fatal Case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome After Paralytic Bowel in a Patient Taking Antiparkinson Medication. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2016_000368