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CASE COMMUNICATIONS

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 4, April 2023
pages: 314-316

Toxin-induced Malignant Hyperthermia?

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel 2 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Triclosan (5-chloro-2-[2, 4-dichlorophenoxy] phenol) is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in numerous consumer products. It has been in use for more than four decades and is present in soaps, shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes, mouth washes, and cleaning supplies [1]. Presently, triclosan is being incorporated into an increasing number of products including toys, bedding, clothes, and trash bags ]1]. On contact, triclosan penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream. Due to its high hydrophobicity, triclosan accumulates in fatty tissues and is found in human samples (urine, breast milk, and serum) [1]. At high concentrations, triclosan acts as a biocide with multiple cytoplasmic and membrane targets [3].

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