[Anesthetic malignant hyperthermia and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome].Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2001 Aug; 20(7):647-50.AF
The typical explosive form of malignant hyperthermia caused by following isoflurane anaesthesia is a well-known phenomenon. Nevertheless, since dantrolene is used, its evolution toward a multiple organ failure has been rarely described. We report a case of typical explosive malignant hyperthermia caused by an isoflurane anaesthesia complicated by a cardiovascular failure, a disseminated intravascular coagulation, an acute liver failure and an acute renal failure. Afterwards, muscle weakness of the right calf was the only aftermath.