Neuroleptic induced tardive dyskinesa in a patient on treatment for schizophrenia: a case report

Document Type

Case Report


Internal Medicine (East Africa)


In this case, a thirty six year old patient on treatment for schizophrenia is described with severe tardive dyskinesia. The most likely cause is long term treatment with two highly potent typical antipsychotic medications. The patient was initially treated with Benzhexol, an anticholinergic agent with the potential to induce or aggravate the disorder. This case discusses the common presentation and management of neuroleptic induced tardive dyskinesia.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

East African Medical Journal