Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in an Elderly Patient With Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Overlapping Corticobasal Degeneration


Isik A. T. , Soysal P.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS, cilt.30, ss.417-420, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1533317514552668
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.417-420

Özet

In this case report, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) in an elderly patient with normal pressure hydrocephalus overlapping corticobasal degeneration was reported. The case highlights the need for clinicians to be cautious when using dopaminergic medication in the elderly patients, since these agents have risks for NMS which is a life-threatening complication. Additionally, co-occurrence of primary and secondary parkinsonian dementia syndromes should be kept in mind to avoid additional complications in the elderly patients.