Anesth Pain Med.  2018 Apr;13(2):176-179. 10.17085/apm.2018.13.2.176.

Dantrolene treatment in a patient with uncontrolled hyperthemia after general anesthesia: a case report of suspected malignant hyperthermia: A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drchois@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

Fever (body temperature above 38℃) is relatively common during the first few days after general anesthesia. Postoperative fever is usually caused by the inflammation induced by surgery and resolves spontaneously; however, it can be a manifestation of a serious complication such as malignant hyperthermia. We report a case of postoperative hyperthermia (body temperature > 40℃) that was refractory to conventional anti-pyretic measures and finally resolved with dantrolene administration.

Keyword

Dantrolene; Fever; Malignant hyperthermia; Postoperative period
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