Title

Seretonin Syndrome in the Emergency Department

Division

North Carolina

Hospital

Osceola

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

12-6-2019

Keywords

postsynaptic serotonin receptors, SS, medication side-effects, serotonergic agents, drug interaction

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry | Therapeutics

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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