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Serotonin Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of serotonin syndrome begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with serotonin syndrome may include:

There is no specific test for the diagnosis of serotonin syndrome. Tests may be necessary to exclude other conditions that may cause symptoms similar to serotonin syndrome.

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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