A Case of Stiff Person Syndrome Treated Using Intrathecal Baclofen

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https://doi.org/10.3126/njn.v20i3.57438

Keywords:

Stiff Person Syndrome, spasm, anti GAD antibodies, intrathecal, baclofen

Abstract

Introduction: Stiff Person Syndrome is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder with chronic muscle spasms leading to chronic pain and debilitation.

Case Report: We describe a case of a 57-year-old man with the history of Diabetes mellitus type 1 diagnosed 15 years back with high-titer positive anti-GAD antibodies and poorly controlled blood sugar levels under highly dosed insulin treatment.

Discussion: Intrathecal baclofen showed a marked improvement for the relief of spasticity with the choice of a baclofen pump for similar patients. 

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Author Biographies

Pratik Paudel, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Internal medicine

Manik Kumar Lama, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Neurosurgery

Sambardhan Dabadi, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Resha Shrestha, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Neurosurgery

Rakshya Gautam, Alka Hospital, Jawalakhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Basant Pant, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Neurosurgery

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Published

2023-11-10

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Paudel P, Gurung P, Lama MK, Dabadi S, Shrestha R, Gautam R, Pant B. A Case of Stiff Person Syndrome Treated Using Intrathecal Baclofen . Nep J Neurosci [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 10 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];20(3):59-61. Available from: https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJN/article/view/57438

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