Table 4

Diagnostic features of NMS
Documented diagnostic feature of NMS All NMS patients (n = 4) Cases 1–5 “rapid dose escalators” (n = 5) Cases 6–13 “non rapid dose escalators” (n = 8)
Pyrexia n (%) 5 (38.5) 1 (20) 4 (50)
Muscle Rigidity n (%) 10 (76.9) 3 (60) 7 (87.5)
Elevated CK n (%) 12 (100)1 4 (100)1 8 (100)
Mean CK U/l 2343.0 1672.5 2678.3
Altered GCS n (%) 12 (92.3) 4 (80) 8 (100)
Tachycardia n (%) 11 (84.6) 5 (100) 6 (75)
Mutism n (%) 7 (53.8) 2 (40) 5 (62.5)
Labile BP n (%) 6 (46.1) 1 (20) 5 (62.5)
Diaphoresis n (%) 8 (61.5) 2 (40) 6 (75)
Incontinence n (%) 6 (46.2) 1 (20) 5 (62.5)
Tremor n (%) 3 (23.1) 1 (20) 2 (25)

1information missing (diagnosed based on other criteria).

Langan et al.

Langan et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:214   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-214

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