A danger of haloperidol therapy in children

Paul S. Lietman, W. Donald Shields, Patrick F. Bray

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Attention is directed to the potential danger of therapy with haloperidol in children. Its value in reducing the excessive movements of Sydenham chorea must be weighed against the usual tendency of this disorder to remit spontaneously and the ocasional tendency of the drug to cause catastrophic adverse reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Lietman, P. S., Shields, W. D., & Bray, P. F. (1976). A danger of haloperidol therapy in children. Journal of Pediatrics, 88(2), 301-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3476(76)81007-4