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SPASTICITY-INTRATHECAL BACLOFEN PUMP COMPLICATIONS

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SPASTICITY-INTRATHECAL BACLOFEN PUMP COMPLICATIONS

1. Potential complications - overdose, withdrawal and surgical complications.

2. Disruption or malfunction of the catheter-pump system is a common cause of withdrawal and can result in an acute life-threatening baclofen withdrawal syndrome.

3. Acute intrathecal baclofen withdrawal - increased spasticity, itching, fever, altered mental status, rhaobdomyolysis, seizures, reversible cardiomyopathy, and death.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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