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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 115--117

Intrathecal baclofen pump implantation in a case of stiff person syndrome


Department of Neurology, Lourdes Heart Institute and Neuro Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Bobby Varkey Maramattom
Department of Neurology, Lourdes Heart Institute and Neuro Centre, Kochi, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.60420

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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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