Serotonin Syndrome

  • Mark Forrest Gordon
  • Adena Leder
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Patient 1: A 34-year-old woman had a history of migraine with aura since age 16 and recent postpartum depression. Approximately 6 months ago, she started fluoxetine for depression and migraine prophylaxis. At her most recent clinic appointment, she also started sumatriptan to abort her migraines. Two weeks later, 1 hour after her third subcutaneous 6-mg dose of sumatriptan, she presented to the emergency room. Her exam showed diaphoresis, agitation, confusion, dysarthria, staggering gait, and occasional myoclonic jerks in the legs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Forrest Gordon
    • 1
  • Adena Leder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyLong Island Jewish Medical CenterNew Hyde Park

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