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Malignant hyperthermia

Malignant hyperthermia: Introduction

Malignant hyperthermia: A very rare genetic disorder where sufferers suffer episodes of adverse reactions when certain anesthetics or muscle relaxants are administered. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Malignant hyperthermia is available below.

Symptoms of Malignant hyperthermia

  • Tachycardia during anesthesia
  • Progressive muscle rigidity during anesthesia
  • Muscle breakdown during anesthesia
  • Rapid breathing during anesthesia
  • Hypercarbia during anesthesia
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Definitions of Malignant hyperthermia:

Usually inherited reaction to general anesthesia manifested as a sudden, rapid rise in temperature, hypermetabolism, and skeletal muscle rigidity; mutation is in the calcium release channel of skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hereditary condition in which certain anesthetics (e.g., halothane) cause high body temperatures and muscle rigidity - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Malignant hyperthermia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Malignant hyperthermia, or a subtype of Malignant hyperthermia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Malignant hyperthermia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Malignant hyperthermia: Introduction
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Deaths
  8. Complications
 

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