Chu ML; Sala DA; Weiner HL
"Intrathecal baclofen in X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy"
Pediatric neurology 2001 Feb; 24(2):156-158
- 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 life, including the elimination of pain and the increased ease of care, suggests that intrathecal baclofen should be considered as part of the treatment strategy for spasticity associated with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy and other neurodegenerative disorders in children and adults
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