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Prolonged muscle rigidity following administration of succinylcholine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  897746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Succinylcholine should be avoided in any patient with known myotonia because of the possibility of an abnormal rigid response. In addition, the possibility of undiagnosed myotonia should be considered in any myopathic patient. While not all myotonic responses are associated with malignant hyperthermia, the anesthetic should be discontinued immediately and the patient should be closely observed for elevation of temperature.
G C Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-10-20     Completed Date:  1977-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1139-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Muscle Rigidity / chemically induced*
Myotonia / complications
Succinylcholine / adverse effects*
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