A Rare OccuA Rare Occurrence of Suspected Delayed Malignant Hyperthermia in a Young Patient Undergoing an Orthopaedic Surgeryrrence of Suspected Delayed Malignant Hyperthermia On A Young Patient Undergoing An Orthopaedic Surgery.
AbstractMalignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but fatal anaesthetic emergency. It is an autosomal dominant (AD) inherited disorder which is characterized by a hypermetabolic response of an individual upon exposure to a certain type of anaesthesia. We report a rare case of desflurane-induced MH in a Malay descent immediately following an uneventful exposure to sevoflurane. The administration of dantrolene in the immediate management successfully treated the patient.
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