3 doctors weighed in:

My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I would not

I would only include it as pertinent hx if undergoing general anesthesia and again state 4 generations ago.
I do not think the anesthesiologist would do anything different but be more vogilent and refresh their protocols.

In brief: I would not

I would only include it as pertinent hx if undergoing general anesthesia and again state 4 generations ago.
I do not think the anesthesiologist would do anything different but be more vogilent and refresh their protocols.
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Thank
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology

In brief: Testing

The best method of assessing for malignant hyperthermia is by performing a caffeine Halothane contracture test with a muscle biopsy.
Please speak with your physician regarding this issue.

In brief: Testing

The best method of assessing for malignant hyperthermia is by performing a caffeine Halothane contracture test with a muscle biopsy.
Please speak with your physician regarding this issue.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors