Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE): A Rare Case Report

Authors

  • Mohammad Rafiqul Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College& Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mamunur Rashid Bhuiyan Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital
  • Sudip Ranjan Deb Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College& Hospital, Dhaka
  • Ahmedul Kabir Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College& Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22403

Keywords:

Subacutesclerosingpanencephalitis, myoclonic jerk, electroencephalography

Abstract

Subacutesclerosingpanencephalitis(SSPE) is a late complication of measles virus infection. It presents with psychiatric manifestation, progressive dementia, myoclonic jerk and other focal neurological signs. The diagnosis is based upon characteristics clinical manifestation, the presence of characteristic periodic EEG discharge, and demonstration of raised antibody titer against measles in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. In our case patient presented with behavioral change, myoclonic jerk, characteristic EEG and elevated level of antibody both in serum and CSF.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22403

J MEDICINE 2015; 16 : 51-52


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Published

2015-02-25

How to Cite

Islam, M. R., Bhuiyan, M. R., Deb, S. R., & Kabir, A. (2015). Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE): A Rare Case Report. Journal of Medicine, 16(1), 51–52. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22403

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Case Reports