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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton
The provision of local and regional anesthesia is a core part of emergency medicine. Toxicity as a result of the administration of local anesthetics is exceedingly rare, but it does occur, and may even be more common than malignant hyperthermia. Many outpatient facilities provide local or regional anesthesia and may not be prepared to handle severe toxicity. Emergency physicians should be prepared to deal with this rare but catastrophic outcome if it occurs following anesthesia either in their own department or in another setting.
Local Anesthesia Systemic Toxicity
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