MH Susceptible -Medical (Suxamethonium)

Hi, I have recently been diagnosed as MH Susceptible (possible reaction to a couple of general anesthetics drugs). Reading up this may make me permanently unfit for duty.
I have checked with my recruiting officer and he has said just to mention it at the medical as he didn't know the answer. I did disclose that this was a possibility on my medical form as I hadn't been tested at that point. I am totally fit and healthy and it has never presented my family members with any issues. Has anyone ever came across this and do you think it will be an issue.
Thanks, I know its a bit of a rare one.
 

soleil

War Hero
LB

I'm assuming that you have had definitive confirmation from someone specialising in this area that you carry the atypical cholinesterase gene and would require special anaesthetic precautions.

The difficulty for you would be if you needed to be treated and evacuated as a casualty.

I think that what I would encourage you to do in this instance would be to continue to engage with the medical staff looking at the details of your case - their opinion, looking at all the information available, will be the basis of the decision made.

Let us know how you get on.
 
Thank you
Yes I have had confirmation, I had a muscle biopsy last week to get a conclusive answer.
I have my medical on the 4th September. I'll keep you posted.
 
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