Serotonin syndrome:case report and current concepts.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135693
Title:
Serotonin syndrome:case report and current concepts.
Authors:
Fennell, J; Hussain, M
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, St.Columcilles Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin. binduakhter@hotmail.com
Citation:
Serotonin syndrome:case report and current concepts. 2005, 98 (5):143-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135693
PubMed ID:
16010782
Abstract:
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) are increasingly being used as the first line therapeutic agent for the depression. It is therefore not unusual to see a case of overdose with these agents. More commonly an adverse drug reaction may be seen among the older patients who are particularly vulnerable to the serotonin syndrome due to multiple co-morbidity and polypharmacy. The clinical picture of serotonin syndrome (SS) is non-specific and there is no confirmatory test. SS may go unrecognized because it is often mistaken for a viral illness, anxiety, neurological disorder or worsening psychiatric condition.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Cyclohexanols; Female; Humans; Overdose; Serotonin Syndrome; Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFennell, Jen
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08T14:40:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-08T14:40:20Z-
dc.date.issued2005-05-
dc.identifier.citationSerotonin syndrome:case report and current concepts. 2005, 98 (5):143-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid16010782-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135693-
dc.description.abstractSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) are increasingly being used as the first line therapeutic agent for the depression. It is therefore not unusual to see a case of overdose with these agents. More commonly an adverse drug reaction may be seen among the older patients who are particularly vulnerable to the serotonin syndrome due to multiple co-morbidity and polypharmacy. The clinical picture of serotonin syndrome (SS) is non-specific and there is no confirmatory test. SS may go unrecognized because it is often mistaken for a viral illness, anxiety, neurological disorder or worsening psychiatric condition.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshCyclohexanols-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshOverdose-
dc.subject.meshSerotonin Syndrome-
dc.subject.meshSerotonin Uptake Inhibitors-
dc.titleSerotonin syndrome:case report and current concepts.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, St.Columcilles Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin. binduakhter@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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