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Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Sep;23(9):817-23. doi: 10.1111/pan.12164. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

McArdle's disease (glycogen storage disease type V) and anesthesia--a case report and review of the literature.

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  • Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Palliative Medicine and Pain Therapy, HELIOS Klinikum Schleswig, Schleswig, Germany. bollig.georg@gmx.de


McArdles disease (glycogen storage disease type v) is a rare condition in which energy-metabolism in the muscle is hampered. A case report is presented and the possible risk for perioperative complications including malignant hyperthermia is discussed. A checklist for the anesthesiological management of patients with McArdles disease is provided. A short overview of anesthesiological challenges and perioperative complications of other glycogen storage diseases is given.

© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


McArdles disease; general anesthesia; glycogen storage disease; glycogen storage disease type V; malignant hyperthermia; perioperative complications

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