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doi: 10.1097/ACC.0b013e318294586d
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Serotonin Syndrome Caused by Administration of Methylene Blue to a Patient Receiving Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Izdes, Seval MD, PhD*; Altintas, Neriman Defne MD; Soykut, Cem MD

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Abstract

A 31-year-old man who had surgery after a gunshot injury was recovering in the intensive care unit when a sudden deterioration in his condition occurred after enteral administration of methylene blue to detect a fistula. Serotonin syndrome was diagnosed based on hyperthermia, ocular clonus, and excessive diaphoresis.

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