Severe Extrapiramidal Symptoms After Nonintentional Risperidone Exposure in a Child: Case Report and Review of the Literature Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Increase in use of atypical antipsychotics has been paralleled by an increase in the incidence of intentional and nonintentional overdose. Pediatric cases are uncommon, but may be severe. We describe a case of a child presenting with severe extrapiramidal symptoms, initially interpreted as seizures, caused by a nonintentional intoxication with risperidone, and review management options and the literature.

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publication date

  • November 2011