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July 1988

Periodic Sharp Waves in Baclofen-Induced Encephalopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn. Dr Hormes is now with the Department of Neurology, Emory University, Marietta, Ga.

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(7):814-815. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520310132033

• Acute encephalopathy and an abnormal electroencephalogram with a periodic sharp wave pattern developed in a 58-year-old woman shortly after she received a few doses of baclofen. The clinical and electroencephalographic abnormalities improved promptly after the medication was discontinued.

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