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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 5.922

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

PRIAPISM: A RARE SIDE EFFECT OF PRESCRIBING RISPERIDONE IN AUTISTIC CHILDREN

*Bouchra Aabbassi and Abdeslam Benali

ABSTRACT

Priapism is a prolonged and usually painful and persistent penile erection unaccompanied by sexual desire. Priapism is an uncommon urological emergency, relatively rare but due to his potentially serious and long-term consequences if prompt presentation and medical intervention is not performed. It can occur as a rare side effect of antipsychotic medications. Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic widely prescribed for the treatment of behavioral problems on children with autism spectrum disorder. It seems associated with the priapism in children. In this paper we describe two cases of autistic children who developed priapism on an existing regimen of Risperidone and the treatment decisions that follows.

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