Final FRCA Syllabus
Applied Clinical Pharmacology
Management of malignant hyperthermia ...
Muscle contracture and malignant hyperthermia..
Gradually increasing EtCO2
- Rising body temperature/malignant hyperthermia
- Increased metabolism
- Partial airway obstruction
- Absorption of CO2 from exogenous source
Malignant hyperthermia: P Jane Halsall, Philip M Hopkins. British Journal of Anaesthesia/CEPD Reviews/Vol 3 Number 1 2003, page 5.
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What diagnostic features would lead you to identify malignant hyperthermia during and immediately after anaesthesia of an adolescent presenting for appendicectomy?