Intrathecal baclofen in X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy.

@article{Chu2001IntrathecalBI,
  title={Intrathecal baclofen in X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy.},
  author={Mary Lynn Chu and Debra A. Sala and Howard L. Weiner},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={156-8}
}
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder involving the destruction of white matter in the brain and adrenocortical hormone deficiency. Clinical symptoms first appear between 4 and 8 years of age and include spasticity, visual loss, dysphagia, and seizures. In this report, continuous infusion of intrathecal baclofen was used to treat the severe spasticity of an 8-year-old patient with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. The improvement in this patient's quality of… CONTINUE READING

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