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Baclofen toxicity in an elderly patient
Paul Zammit MD MRCP, Rosalie Magro MD
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 4, p.20 (123Doc Education, London, May 2011)
A case report is being described of a 64-year old lady with multiple medical problems including renal impairment, who presented with episodes of loss of consciousness (LOC) and increasing drowsiness. After a series of medical tests to exclude neurological and cardiological causes for the LOC was done, it was suspected that the baclofen medication was causing these events. On tailing off the baclofen there was a dramatic improvement in the patientâ€™s condition with full recovery to her previous medical condition. In this discussion, an overview of the drug balcofen including its uses, side effects, toxicity and management of the latter is explored in more detail.
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Paul Zammit MD MRCP
Trust Registrar at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth and Higher Specialist trainee in Geriatric Medicine in Malta
Rosalie Magro MD
Basic Specialist trainee in General Medicine in Malta
Mater Dei Hospital, Tal- Qroqq, Malta
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