oa South African Medical Journal - Atypical presentation of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in 3 patients

Volume 58, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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