Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 381-383

Difficulties in management of malignant hyperthermia in a rural set up of a developing country

1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Murshidabad Medical College, Burdwan, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, Physiology, BMCH, Burdwan, India
3 Department of Anaesthesiology, Anaesthesiology, BMCH, Burdwan, India

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Arunima Chaudhuri
Krishnasayar South, Borehat, Burdwan - 713 102
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.128993

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Lack of availability of dantrolene sodium causes difficulty in management of malignant hyperthermia in different parts of India. We hereby report the case of a seven-year-old girl child who developed malignant hyperthermia and expired in spite of all sincere efforts. In conclusion, it is essential to have a comprehensive knowledge of the disease (MH) for a successful anesthetic management and dantrolene sodium should be available in all parts of India.

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