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Intrathecal baclofen pump implantation in a case of stiff person syndrome

Bobby Varkey Maramattom
Neurology India 2010, 58 (1): 115-7
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Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare disorder characterized by severe axial and/or limb rigidity, spasms and continuous motor unit activity on EMG. Symptomatically these patients are usually treated with GABAergic medications. We present a 45-year-old woman with SPS, who failed high dose of GABAergic medication. With intrathecal baclofen by intrathecal baclofen pump she had a significant improvement in her symptoms and quality of life.

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