I Wayan WidyantaraSanglah General Hospital, Indonesia
Title: A review of the role and mechanisms of action of baclofen in the management of central hyperthermia
Baclofen was previously known for its efficacy to treat spasticity but this agent has been studied and reported to have several other uses including its role in central hyperthermia. Central hyperthermia is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and the impact of neuronal damage on the central nervous system. Until now there is no established guideline for the management of central hyperthermia which generally does not respond to standard antipyretic therapy. In this literature review, we will discuss the basic concepts of central hyperthermia and the role and mechanism of action of baclofen as an option for central hyperthermia therapy.
Keywords: baclofen, central hyperthermia, management, mechanism
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Sanglah General Hospital, Indonesia