A 23yo male is noted to have significant tachycardia, hypercapnea, and elevated temperature at the end of an appendectomy.  Initially it is thought that the temperature is from his disease, the tachycardia is from neostigmine, but all numbers seem "out of whack", and he is brought to the PACU with a diagnosis of MH.

(note, all residents should have access to Anesthesiology articles online if they receive the journal.  Many other journals are available with a USF account through MD Consult...just access it from the departmental home page)
  1. Clinical Update, Managing MH:  Online Resource

Last updated 5/27/03 by Roy G. Soto, M.D.
© 2003, Roy G. Soto, M.D., and the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology