Prolonged paralysis after a test dose of mivacurium in a patient with atypical serum cholinesterase

Luc E. Vanlinthout, Cynthia F. Bartels, Oksana Lockridge, Kathleen Callens, Leo H. Booij

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Abstract

IMPLICATIONS: Mivacurium 15 μg/kg has been advocated as a test dose to predict unusual sensitivity to mivacurium. We present a case in which 14 μg/kg mivacurium induced complete paralysis for nearly 5 h. We conclude that test doses of ≥14 μg/kg mivacurium can produce unanticipated prolonged paralysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1202
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume87
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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