Malignant Hyperthermia (cont.)
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How do people inherit malignant hyperthermia?
Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to increase the risk of a severe reaction to certain drugs used during surgery. In most cases, an affected person inherits the altered gene from a parent who is also at risk for the condition.
Where can I find information about diagnosis, management, or treatment of malignant hyperthermia?
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These resources address the diagnosis or management of malignant hyperthermia and may include treatment providers.
To locate a healthcare provider, see How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook. Where can I find additional information about malignant hyperthermia?
What other names do people use for malignant hyperthermia?
SOURCE: Genetics Home Reference. Malignant hyperthermia.
Reviewed on 1/9/2012