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


IŞIK A. T., Soysal P.

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, vol.30, no.4, pp.417-420, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1533317514552668
  • Journal Name: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.417-420
  • Keywords: neuroleptic malignant syndrome, elderly, normal pressure hydrocephalus, corticobasal degeneration, dementia, CRITERIA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2014.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.