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Anesthesia management in a young child with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency

Published inPaediatric anaesthesia, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 82-84
Publication date2006
Abstract

Aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is characterized by an almost complete absence of sympathetic autoregulation, because of very low levels of circulating catecholamines. Here, we report the successful management of four consecutive anesthesia procedures in a young child presenting with AADC deficiency. Our experience suggests that, with appropriate anticipation of the potential autonomic disturbances, anesthesia, at least for minor surgical and diagnostic procedures, can be conducted safely in patients with AADC deficiency.

Keywords
  • Anesthesia, General
  • Anesthetics, Inhalation
  • Aromatic-L-Amino-Acid Decarboxylases/deficiency
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Methyl Ethers
Citation (ISO format)
VUTSKITS, Laszlo et al. Anesthesia management in a young child with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency. In: Paediatric anaesthesia, 2006, vol. 16, n° 1, p. 82–84. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2005.01605.x
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