Cervical lympahadenitis with risperidone induced cervical dystonia


  • Ruchitha Reddy Akkati Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharm D, Vaagdevi College of Pharamcy, Warangal, Telangana, India




Cervical lymphadenopathy, Torticollis, Risperidone


Abiogenic cervical dystonia, the most ordinary form of adult-onset focal dystonia, is elucidated as reflex muscle contractions. Idiopathic cervical dystonia is also called as spasmodic torticollis. The most habitually obliging medications were tetrabenazine (68% of patients upgraded) and anticholinergics (39% upgraded). Clinical manifestations include spinal curvature, local pain, muscle spasm, head-neck tremor and tremor in additional body regions. Antipsychotic drugs induce persistent dystonia. Lymphadenitis particularly refers to lymphadenopathies that are kindled by inflammatory processes. Treatment for lymphadenitis is complete antibiotic course of 10-14 days. A female patient of 14 years old presented with altered sensorium and neck tightness. She was diagnosed with cervical lymphadenopathy with risperidone induced cervical dystonia. She was treated with antibiotics and the patient was relieved from her symptoms by stopping the intake of risperidone for about 2 days.


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