Intrathecal baclofen in the treatment of painful, disabling spasms in Friedreich's ataxia



We report on the case of a patient suffering from Friedreich's ataxia (FA) with very painful and disabling spasms that were improved markedly by intrathecal baclofen infusion. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an intrathecal baclofen-delivering pump implantation in an FA patient. © 2005 Movement Disorder Society