Diagnosis & Disease Information

Test for malignant hyperthermia?

A healthy 8-year-old boy needs elective oral surgery for excision of an extra tooth. His paternal great-great-uncle died of suspected malignant hyperthermia (MH). The boy’s mother has had two cesarean sections and his father has had oral surgery several times, all without incident. When the patient’s younger brother had a tooth removed at the age…

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