An unusual case of malignant hyperthermia during desflurane anesthesia in an African-American patient

Joshua E. Lane, Alrick G. Brooks, Mary S. Logan, Walter H. Newman, Manuel R. Castresana

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Malignant hyperthermia is an uncommon, heritable condition triggered by anesthesia and is followed by an increase in temperature that may be fatal without prompt treatment. It is rare with desflurane and in black individuals of African descent. We present a case of malignant hyperthermia in an African-American patient during desflurane anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1034
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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