What is MH / MHAUS? What is MH? “Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially fatal, inherited disorder usually associated with the administration of certain general anesthetics and/or the drug succinylcholine. The disorder is due to an acceleration of metabolism in skeletal muscle. The signs of MH include muscle rigidity, rapid heart rate, high body temperature, …

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National Organization for Rare Disorders Mission Statement NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.  NORD, along with its more than 300 patient organization members,  is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, …

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Multiple Causations of Muscle Paralysis

Periodic Paralysis is identified as a very rare disease, condition or disorder depending on the source of the information being consulted. The term  “Periodic Paralysis” is specifically used to describe changes in particular genes and involves various degrees of muscle paralysis which are often triggered by chemicals and dietary substances. In 2009, Susan had her …

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Side Effects of Drugs

KEVEYIS Dichlorphenamide

“”What is KEVEYIS? KEVEYIS (pronounced keh-VAY-iss) (dichlorphenamide) is a prescription drug used to treat (primary) hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, (primary) hypokalemic periodic paralysis, and other similar diseases.” “What should you know about KEVEYIS? Severe allergic and other reactions have happened with sulfonamides (drugs such as KEVEYIS) and have sometimes been fatal. Stop taking KEVEYIS at the …

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