Patient may have had a muscular dystrophy or Andersen's syndrome

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.692c (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:692
  1. Philip Jardine, Consultant paediatric neurologist
  1. Department of Neurology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol BS2 8BJ

    EDITOR,—M A Jackson and colleagues report their lifesaving treatment of hyperkalaemia and asystole in a 16 year old boy with exercise induced muscle pain and abnormal muscle histology.1 Their final diagnosis of muscular dystrophy with hyperkalaemia induced by suxamethonium may be correct, although the absence …

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