Prehospital airway management complicated by reported pseudocholinesterase deficiency.

@article{Whyte2007PrehospitalAM,
  title={Prehospital airway management complicated by reported pseudocholinesterase deficiency.},
  author={Allyson J Whyte and Henry E Wang},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={343-5}
}
Patients with pseudocholinesterase deficiency can experience prolonged neuromuscular blockade if given succinylcholine or certain other drugs. We describe the case of a patient with a reported pseudocholinesterase deficiency requiring emergent prehospital airway management. Knowledge of the reported condition influenced airway management decisions.