Why an asthma patient suddenly started 'belly dancing': case

High-dose salbutamol triggered involuntary myoclonus of his abdominal muscles, report Malaysian doctors

The use of high-dose salbutamol in ED led to a bizarre experience for one asthma patient, who developed 'belly dancer syndrome' — involuntary abdominal jerks — as a result, according to Malaysian doctors.

The man was prescribed a salbutamol metered-dose inhaler 1600µg rather than the usual nebuliser owing to COVID-19 pandemic protocols when he presented in ED, reported doctors from the Penang General Hospital and the University of Kebangsaan Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

But soon after he developed sudden onset of