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Role of Neuromuscular Junction Monitoring in Management of a Postpartum Eclamptic Patient with Iatrogenic Hypermagnesemia

Author(s): Harshel G Parikh | Chitra B Upasani

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 11;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Eclampsia | Hypermagnesemia | Neuromuscular weakness | Acceleromyography

Accidental hypermagnesemia is a common and often missed complication during treatment in a postpartum eclamptic patient. As symptomatic hypermagnesemia leads to neuromuscular junction blockade, neuromuscular junction monitoring serves the purpose of vigilant monitoring and prevents iatrogenic overdose of magnesium.
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