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Intrathecal baclofen for severe tetanus in a pregnant woman

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 August 2006

N. Engrand
Affiliation:
Département d'Anesthésie-Réanimation, CHU de Bicêtre, 78 rue du Gal Leclerc, 94275 le Kremlin Bicêtre, France
P. Van de Perre
Affiliation:
Centre MURAZ OCCGE, 01BP 153, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
G. Vilain
Affiliation:
Centre Hospitalier National Sanou Souro, Service de Réanimation, BP 676, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
D. Benhamou
Affiliation:
Département d'Anesthésie-Réanimation, CHU de Bicêtre, 78 rue du Gal Leclerc, 94275 le Kremlin Bicêtre, France
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Abstract

A 6-months pregnant woman suffering from severe tetanus was successfully treated with intrathecal baclofen. She delivered a premature but healthy neo-nate, and was safely discharged home 40 days after the onset of symptoms of tetanus. Specific aspects of intrathecal baclofen therapy in the pregnant woman are discussed.

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Clinical Letter
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2001 European Society of Anaesthesiology

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