oa South African Medical Journal - Atypical presentation of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in 3 patients
|Article Title||Atypical presentation of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in 3 patients|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and State Department of Health, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Dec 1980|
|Pages||968 - 971|
|Keyword(s)||Atypical presentation, Bacteriology, Case report, Diagnosis, Forensic medicine, Neurology, Postmortem and Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis|
Experience with some of our patients suggests that the diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) may be made early and confirmed by the demonstration of high levels of measles complement-fixing antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum, in the absence of classic clinical, electroencephalographic or brain biopsy support for the diagnosis.
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