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Intrathecal Baclofen for Stiff-Person Syndrome: Life-Threatening Intermittent Catheter Leakage
Neurol 60:1976-1978, Bardutzky,J.,et al, 2003
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Article Abstract
Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is used for unresponsiveness to other treatment for patients with stiff-person syndrome (SPS). The authors report a patient with SPS who developed acute and life-threatening baclofen withdrawal symptoms. Open surgery disclosed a small position-dependent leak in the catheter connector. This catheter failure was not detected by standard noninvasive checking methods.
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