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What is Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency?

What is Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency?

  • Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: A metabolic disorder involving an enzyme (butyrylcholinesterase) deficiency. It results in prolonged recovery from the effects of certain anesthetics such as succinylcholine and mivacurium which are muscle relaxants. The severity of the deficiency will determine the length of time taken to recover from anesthetic. In severe cases, patients can take more than 8 hours to recover.

Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency, or a subtype of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency, 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 Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: Introduction

Types of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency:

Broader types of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency:

What causes Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency?

Causes of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: see causes of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency

What are the symptoms of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency?

Symptoms of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: see symptoms of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency

Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: Neurosurgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency.
Treatments for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: see treatments for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency
Research for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency: see research for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency

Name and Aliases of Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency

Main name of condition: Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency

Other names or spellings for Butyrylcholinesterase deficiency:

BCHE deficiency, CHE1 deficiency, Acylcholine acylhydrolase deficiency, Pseudocholinesterase E1 deficiency

Pseudo-cholinesterase deficiency, Suxamethonium sensitivity Source - Diseases Database

Acylcholine acylhydrolase deficiency, BCHE deficiency, CHE1 deficiency, Pseudocholinesterase E1 deficiency
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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