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Dantrolene treatment in a patient with uncontrolled hyperthemia after general anesthesia: a case report of suspected malignant hyperthermia - A case report -
Anesth Pain Med 2018;13(2):176-9
Published online April 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Anesthesiologists.

Kyung Hee Koh, Min Kyung Park, Sung Uk Choi , Hyub Huh, Seung Zhoo Yoon, and Choon Hak Lim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Sung Uk Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, 73 Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
Tel: 82-2-920-5771
Fax: 82-2-928-2275
E-mail: drchois@korea.ac.kr
ORCID
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3609-2253
Received September 28, 2017; Revised October 20, 2017; Accepted October 20, 2017.
cc This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Fever (body temperature above 38°C) 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°C) that was refractory to conventional anti-pyretic measures and finally resolved with dantrolene administration.
Key Words : Dantrolene, Fever, Malignant hyperthermia, Postoperative period.


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