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MKSAP 18 Q & A

A 19-year-old man is brought to the emergency department after he attended a party with friends. He is anxious and tremulous. He has a history of depression. His only medication is fluoxetine.

On physical examination, he is alert and oriented. Temperature is 38.9 °C (102 °F), blood pressure is 136/79 mm Hg, pulse rate is 112/min, and respiration rate is 20/min. Oxygen saturation is 98% breathing ambient air. Physical examination is notable for slow, continuous, horizontal eye movements; tremor of extremities; hyperreflexia; and sustained ankle clonus and spontaneous myoclonus. The physical examination is otherwise normal.

Urine toxicology screening is pending.

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A: Anticholinergic toxicity
B: Malignant hyperthermia
C: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
D: Serotonin syndrome

Answer and Critique

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