What drug causes malignant hyperthermia?
Also to know is, what causes malignant hyperthermia?
Malignant hyperthermia is a severe reaction to a dose of anesthetics. The reaction is sometimes fatal. It is caused by a rare, inherited muscle abnormality. Infrequently, extreme exercise or heat stroke can trigger malignant hyperthermia in someone with the muscle abnormality.
One may also ask, what mutation causes malignant hyperthermia? Mutations in the RYR1 gene are responsible for a form of the condition known as MHS1. These mutations account for most cases of malignant hyperthermia susceptibility.
Besides, what is malignant hyperthermia?
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a disease that causes a fast rise in body temperature and severe muscle contractions when someone with MH gets general anesthesia. MH is passed down through families. Hyperthermia means high body temperature.
How long is dantrolene given?
Dantrium Intravenous: The recommended prophylactic dose of Dantrium Intravenous is 2.5 mg/kg, starting approximately 1-1/4 hours before anticipated anesthesia and infused over approximately 1 hour.