Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening disease, which is caused by an increased serotonergic activity of the CNS, which is usually in conjunction with medication. Symptoms may include mental status changes, hyperthermia, and autonomic and neuromuscular hyperactivity. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment is supportive. The serotonin syndrome may in the course of a therapeutic medication, self-poisoning, or, most commonly occur through accidental drug interactions when two serotonergic drugs to…

September 3, 2018