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Anaesthetic management of a child with dermatomyositis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian Anaesthetists Society journal / Journal de la Société canadienne des anesthésistes
0008-2856
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
1
Pages
71–74
Identifiers
PMID: 3948051
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A two years, ten months old male with dermatomyositis was anaesthetized with enflurane, nitrous oxide and oxygen by mask followed by intravenous succinylcholine to facilitate endotracheal intubation. The evoked thumb twitch in response to succinylcholine demonstrated an abnormal, short-lived contracture. The depression, duration and return to control of muscle twitch tension and a transient rise in serum potassium concentration followed a normal pattern.

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