alexa An exploratory approach to the serotonin syndrome: an update of clinical phenomenology and revised diagnostic criteria.
Toxicology

Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Author(s): Radomski JW, Dursun SM, Reveley MA, Kutcher SP

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Serotonin-related adverse side-effects of psychotropic drugs were first recorded in humans in 1960. However, since 1991, these related cases have been diagnosed as 'serotonin syndrome (SS)' according to the criteria reported by Sternbach. In this article, we have reviewed and further explored the validity of these criteria. The clinical profile of 24 cases of the SS published between 1991 and 1995 has been analysed in detail and compared with the symptomatology of 38 previous cases which were also further analysed. Mainly Medline and references from other reports were used to review these cases. The general concept put forward by Sternbach has been approved. On the basis of the severity of overall clinical presentation, it appeared that there is a need to further classify SS into three main groups as: (1) mild state of serotonin-related symptoms; (2) serotonin syndrome (full-blown form); (3) toxic states. Furthermore, the detailed analysis of the SS cases published so far suggests that 'the diagnostic criteria for SS' also require further revision, and these are presented here. We also review, present and discuss the guidelines for the management and treatment of SS. This article was published in Med Hypotheses and referenced in Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords