Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--122

Atypical clinical course subacute sclerosing panencephalitis presenting as acute Encephalitis


Mustafa Komur1, Ali E Arslankoylu2, Cetin Okuyaz1, Necdet Kuyucu3 
1 Department of Pediatric Neurology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
3 Department of Pediatric Infection, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mustafa Komur
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Zeytinlibahce, Mersin 33060
Turkey

We report a 14-year-old boy who presented with loss of consciousness and gait instability. The electroencephalogram (EEG) showed generalized slowing with irregular activity and cerebral magnetic imaging revealed asymmetrical nonspecific signals on basal ganglia. His second electroencephalogram revealed periodical generalized high-voltage slow wave complexes which did not disappear with diazepam induction. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) was considered and the diagnosis was confirmed with the identification of measles antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid. Our findings show that SSPE should be in mind in the differential diagnosis of meningoencephalitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and highlight the significance of EEG in the diagnosis of unidentified cases.


How to cite this article:
Komur M, Arslankoylu AE, Okuyaz C, Kuyucu N. Atypical clinical course subacute sclerosing panencephalitis presenting as acute Encephalitis.J Pediatr Neurosci 2012;7:120-122


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Komur M, Arslankoylu AE, Okuyaz C, Kuyucu N. Atypical clinical course subacute sclerosing panencephalitis presenting as acute Encephalitis. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jul 5 ];7:120-122
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