Malignant Hyperthermia

Etiology

  • Exposure to inhalational anesthetics or succinylcholine
  • Typically in OR or w/in 24h

Symptoms

  • Aggitation
  • Abrupt onset high fever

Physical Exam Findings

  • Temp to 46c
  • Htn
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachypnea
  • Ill appearing
  • Diaphoretic
  • Mottled skin
  • Severe generalized rigidity
  • Decreased reflexes