Aspergillus arachnoiditis post intrathecal baclofen pump insertion

V. Vivek, B. Kavar, M. Hogg, D. P. Eisen, H. Butzkueven

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Abstract

This report describes an unusual fungal infection of an intrathecal baclofen pump which, to our knowledge, has not been reported previously. We describe a 39-year-old man with severe lower limb spasticity due to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis that was managed with insertion of an intrathecal baclofen pump. He subsequently presented with distinct neurological decline secondary to an intrathecal baclofen pump infection with Aspergillus terreus. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1159-1160
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • Baclofen
  • Infection
  • Intrathecal

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