RSI

Succinylcholine is contraindicated from 72 hrs to 6 months post-spinal cord injury. Why?
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Because of life threatening hyperkalaemia. Acute denervation causes acetylcholine receptors to spread beyond the motor end plate of the neuromuscular junction, increasing receptor exposure to succinylcholine (See 1/14/15 EMedHome Clinical Pearl).

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