Apnoea post-anaesthetic

Keywords: Post-anaesthetic apnoea, Scoline apnoea

Presentation

Appropriate Tests

 

Rare genetic disorders.

Traditional tests are Cholinesterase with dibucaine and fluoride numbers.

Butyrylcholinesterase activity can be measured in serum or plasma samples.

Molecular genetics (if available) for DNA variants in BCHE gene.

Succinylcholine sensitivity

 

Mivacurium sensitivity