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7. Diagnosis

A doctor diagnoses neuroleptic malignant syndrome based primarily on symptoms and a person's history of prescription drug use. Symptoms of NMS are similar to those of other conditions, including meningitis and sepsis, so the physician will often eliminate these diseases first. A doctor may perform a urine or blood test to check for signs of complications.

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