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April 1973

Prolonged Paralysis in Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neurology, University of Colorado Medical Center, and the Neurophysiology Department, Presbyterian Hospital, Denver.

Arch Neurol. 1973;28(4):274-275. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490220082014

A patient had prolonged apnea and paralysis after being given succinylcholine chloride. She was later found to have a deficiency of pseudocholinesterase. Results of repetitive nerve stimulation studies, done easily at the bedside, confirmed the diagnosis of neuromuscular blockade.

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