Neuroleptic malignant syndrome in a girl without psychosis

Br J Clin Pract. 1990 Oct;44(10):425-7.


We report a successfully managed case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome in which the diagnosis was delayed by one week because of the absence of an established psychiatric disease. A high degree of clinical suspicion must be maintained if the diagnosis of this rare, curable but often fatal, complication of neuroleptic therapy is not to be missed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Chlorpromazine / adverse effects*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome / therapy


  • Chlorpromazine