The Clinical Course of a Drug-induced Acute Dystonic Reaction in the Emergency Room

  • Massimo Marano
  • Lazzaro di Biase
  • Gaetano Salomone
  • Alessandro Di Santo
  • Annalisa Montiroli
  • Vincenzo Di Lazzaro


Background: Acute dystonic reactions following the administration of safe, reliable drugs can occur and must be promptly recognized and treated in the emergency room.

Phenomenology Shown: The entire clinical course of an acute dystonic reaction due to metoclopramide, from early motor signs to full-blown clinical symptoms and resolution.

Educational Value: Providing elements for early recognition of a drug-induced movement disorder phenomenology.