A six year old boy is scheduled for examination of eye under anaesthesia. The father informed' that for past six months the child is developing progressive weakness of both legs. His elder sibling had died at the age of 14 year. Which drug would you definitely avoid during the anaesthetic management:
The history suggest that the child is suffering from Duchenne's muscle dystrophy. Use of succinylcholine in these patients can produce life threatening hyperkalemia, severe contractions and may precipitate malignant hyperthermia in these patients.