Refractory hypotension in an autistic child on risperidone

Refractory hypotension in an autistic child on risperidone

Published: 07 Feb 2017

© Anaesthesia Cases / 2017-0008 / ISSN 2396-8397

Authors

Dr Gail Wong [1]
Dr Rowena Lee [2]
  • [1] Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
  • [2] Anaesthetic Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Summary

We report a case of recurrent refractory intra-operative hypotension in a child with Lowe syndrome and autism spectrum disorder taking risperidone, and discuss possible mechanisms and management options.

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