Seretonin Syndrome in the Emergency Department
postsynaptic serotonin receptors, SS, medication side-effects, serotonergic agents, drug interaction
Emergency Medicine | Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry | Therapeutics
With the widespread use of serotonergic agents including many antidepressants, antiemetics, illicit drugs, and even some herbal supplements, serotonin syndrome is a condition seen more frequently. It can appear abruptly and, if untreated, can progress to a life-threatening state. Prompt recognition and treatment is imperative to avoid complications. The presentation is variable and can be confused with other conditions. The authors present a case of serotonin syndrome that was recognized early and treated promptly in the emergency department.
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Hernandez M, Walsh M, Stead T, et al. (December 06, 2019) Serotonin Syndrome in the Emergency Department. Cureus 11(12): e6307. doi:10.7759/cureus.6307