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Serotonin syndrome following septal myectomy in association with fentanyl and methylene blue: A case report

The present case report describes a case of serotonin syndrome which developed post septal myectomy in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This case contributes to an emerging awareness of serotonin syndrome in the context of prescribed serotonergic agents, such as SSRIs, and triggered by the addition of fentanyl and methylene blue, particularly in conjunction cardiological procedures. Clinicians should be aware of such interactions which increase the emergence of the serotonin syndrome and the appropriate management of comorbid delirium post-serotonin syndrome. Read More

A Case of Mast Cell Leukemia: A Review of the Pathophysiology of Systemic Mastocytosis and Associated Psychiatric Symptoms

Mast cells, a type of white blood cell, are activated by allergens and stimulate the immune system. Once activated, these cells release immune mediators in a process called degranulation. These immune mediators include tryptase, histamine, serotonin, and cytokines and are responsible for producing inflammation. Mast cells are found throughout the body, including in the brain, especially around blood vessels and nerve endings. Mast cell degranulation is responsible for common allergic responses including eczema and anaphylaxis. Read More

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