Intrathecal baclofen for stiff-person syndrome: life-threatening intermittent catheter leakage

J Bardutzky, V Tronnier, S Schwab, H-M Meinck
Neurology 2003 June 24, 60 (12): 1976-8
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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