Anaesthetic management of a child with dermatomyositis.

  title={Anaesthetic management of a child with dermatomyositis.},
  author={Roger A. Johns and D A Finholt and J A Stirt},
  journal={Canadian Anaesthetists' Society journal},
  volume={33 1},
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… CONTINUE READING