Allergic Skin Reactions to Baclofen Pump: A Case Report

  • MK Abubakar
  • AA Mamuda
Keywords: Allergic reactions, Baclofen pump, Foreign body reaction, Spastic paralysis, Spinal Injury


US was a 37-year old man who presented with generalized skin rashes of two years duration. He had a history of cervicothoracic (C6/T1) spine injury seven years earlier and for which he was managed conservatively at a secondary level hospital. He had Baclofen Pump inserted intrathecally in India four years following the spinal injury resulting in persistent spastic paralysis of both lower limbs.  He was scheduled for intermittent Baclofen refill at India. Three months after the second drug refill, he developed generalized skin rashes.  His vital signs were stable on presentation. He had wide-spread skin rashes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   There was a bulge on the anterior abdominal wall on the right hypochondrial region due to the presence of the metallic implant. The dermatological review suggested foreign body reaction to exclude Acquired Ichthyosis was made. The patient had an explantation done and thereafter, showed remarkable improvement three months after the removal of the Intrathecal Baclofen Pump with healing and disappearance of the skin rash.


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