Ropivacaine: An Unusual Cause of Neuroleptic Malignant-Like Syndrome

Santos, Miguel and Arroja, Sheila and Antunes, Ana Luisa and Mariz, Jose and Teixeira, Jorge (2021) Ropivacaine: An Unusual Cause of Neuroleptic Malignant-Like Syndrome. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (11). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2284-2594

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Ropivacaine is commonly used for post-operative pain management. We describe a case of neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome in a woman administered ropivacaine delivered using a drug infusion balloon. The presenting symptoms were confusion, agitation and fever. Blood analysis showed elevated C-reactive protein, leucocytosis and increased creatine phosphokinase. As intoxication was suspected, ropivacaine was suspended and the patient gradually improved. Possible leakage of ropivacaine into the intrathecal space may have resulted in central nervous system toxicity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ropivacaine, intoxication, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, secondary effects
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 12:57
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 12:57

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