Etomidate-induced convulsion prior to electroconvulsive therapy

K. Nicoll, J. Callender
2000 British Journal of Psychiatry  
Choice of anaesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has become more limited in the past year owing to the non-availability of methohexitone. As a result, there has been more use of etomidate in our hospital as an anaesthetic agent for ECT. We would like to draw your attention to a case of a spontaneous seizure after administration of etomidate.
doi:10.1192/bjp.177.4.373 pmid:11116789 fatcat:rt23fh4gy5cclcreonsozvzsom