Ketamine Induced Seizures in an Autistic Child

Verma, Geetanjali S.; Prabhashankar
February 2014
Indian Anaesthetists' Forum;Feb2014, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
An autistic child of eight years age, with attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome presented for tooth extraction under general anaesthesia. Ketamine was used for induction and the child developed seizures following its administration. Seizures were controlled, extraction done and post-operative period was uneventful. Ketamine was suspected to have caused seizures though safe use of Ketamine has been reported in autistic patient.


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