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April 1999 • Volume 33 • Number 4

Serotonin Syndrome in a Child After a Single Dose of Fluvoxamine

Michelle Gill, MD* [MEDLINE LOOKUP]
Frank LoVecchio, DO*‡ [MEDLINE LOOKUP]
Brad Selden, MD*‡ [MEDLINE LOOKUP]
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Serotonin syndrome, a potentially fatal iatrogenic complication of psychopharmacologic therapy, is most commonly reported with combinations of serotonergic medications. Serotonin syndrome is characterized by alterations in cognition, behavior, autonomic, and central nervous system function as a result of increased postsynaptic serotonin receptor agonism. We present the first reported case of serotonin syndrome after a single dose of fluvoxamine in a pediatric patient after ingestion of a single supratherapeutic dose of fluvoxamine. [Gill M, LoVecchio F, Selden B: Serotonin syndrome in a child after a single dose of fluvoxamine. Ann Emerg Med April 1999;33:457-459.]

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