Malignant hyperthermia

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What is malignant hyperthermia?

Malignant hyperthermia is a rare inherited disorder that causes a fast rise in body temperature (fever) and severe muscle contractions when the affected person gets general anesthesia.

Common symptoms reported by people with malignant hyperthermia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with malignant hyperthermia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
malignant hyperthermia (1)

Data from patients with malignant hyperthermia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with malignant hyperthermia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
malignant hyperthermia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with malignant hyperthermia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has malignant hyperthermia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 3
40s 4
50s 3
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from malignant hyperthermia patients who have completed their condition history
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