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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;53(3):S58-S60.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.53.3.S58   
Experience of Suspected Propofol Infusion Syndrome in a Status Epilepticus Patient: A case report.
Young Ho Jung, Dong Uk Kang, Sang Seok Lee, Yun Hee Lim, Byung Hoon Yoo, Jun Heum Yon
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. anelim1@sanggyepaik.ac.kr
Propofol is used for the treatment of refractory status epilepticus. When given as a long-term infusion, in combination with catecholamines and/or steroids, propofol rarely causes the fatal complication, known a propofol infusion syndrome. Herein, the case of a previously healthy 8-years-old boy with status epilepticus is reported. He was treated with propofol, in doses ranging from 8.6 to 10.9 mg/kg/h, for 43 hours. The propofol resulted in multiple organ failure, with rhabdomyolysis, which caused the death of the patient. This case fulfills all the criteria of propofol infusion syndrome.
Key Words: multiple organ failure; propofol; propofol infusion syndrome; status epilepticus


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