Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS) is a rare phenotype of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) and is characterized by repetitive systemic inflammation triggered by cold stimulation. Recently, we treated a 13-year-old female with FCAS/CAPS scheduled to undergo removal of an impacted tooth. To minimize perioperative heat loss, a forced-air warming system was utilized to prewarm the patient for 10 minutes before induction of general anesthesia. The patient's core and peripheral temperatures were monitored with axillary, superficial temporal artery, and rectal thermometers. The difference in temperatures at these 3 locations decreased to 0.4° C within 60 minutes as a result of the forced-air warming system before induction. Perioperative use of the warming system successfully prevented the occurrence any significant redistribution hypothermia and any symptoms of FCAS/CAPS.
Anesthesia Management of a Patient With Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome: A Case Report
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Ruri Teshima, Akiko Nishimura, Akira Hara, Yuhei Ubukata, Sayaka Chizuwa, Mone Wakatsuki, Takehiko Iijima; Anesthesia Management of a Patient With Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome: A Case Report. Anesth Prog 1 September 2022; 69 (3): 38–39. doi: https://doi.org/10.2344/anpr-69-02-04
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