Suxamethonium associated hypertonicity and cardiac arrest in unsuspected pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy.

Abstract

In 1971 a patient with suxamethonium-induced cardiac arrest in an unsuspected case of pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy was described (Genever, 1971). Suxamethonium has been implicated in several cases of muscular rigidity, hyperkalaemia and cardiac arrest and in malignant hyperpyrexia, and there is evidence that these reactions occur often when there… (More)

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