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Clinical Features of Malignant Catatonia (Lethal Catatonia)

Specialty:

Psychiatry

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Description:

Malignant or lethal catatonia is a potentially life-threatening condition. It can be confused with neuroleptic malignant syndrome and other disorders causing altered mental status and muscular rigidity. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate therapy are essential for patient survival.

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