Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in a Child with Recurrent Febrile Seizures


Kartal A., Kurt A. N. C. , HIRFANOĞLU T., Aydin K., SERDAROĞLU A.

CASE REPORTS IN PEDIATRICS, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2015/783936
  • Dergi Adı: CASE REPORTS IN PEDIATRICS

Özet

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a devastating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by persistentmutant measles virus infection. The diagnosis of SSPE is based on characteristic clinical and EEG findings and demonstration of elevated antibody titres against measles in cerebrospinal fluid. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis can have atypical clinical features at the onset. Herein, we report an unusual case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in a childwith recurrent febrile seizures. Thedisease progressed with an appearance of myoclonic jerks, periodic high amplitude generalized complexes on EEG, and elevated titers of measles antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid leading to the final diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.