A case of malignant hyperthermia in a child encountered during a humanitarian assistance mission to the Philippines

David Plurad, Gregory Blaschke, Shari Jones, James Pfeiffer

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Abstract

Potentially fatal operating room events have become largely preventable with advances in anesthesia and surgical technique. Nonetheless, some lethal emergencies remain unpredictable and can occur whenever general anesthesia is given. We describe a case of malignant hyperthermia encountered and treated during surgical operations concurrent with an overseas humanitarian assistance mission. This case highlights the clinical diversity of malignant hyperthemia as well as the importance of preparation for any potential adverse event wherever trigger agents may be used from the mundane to exotic locales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-808
Number of pages4
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume173
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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