The supposed first adult patient with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis related to measles virus is described. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid measles antibody studies, immunofluorescence, and measles virus isolation confirmed the relationship of measles to the pathological findings. The adult patients reported in the literature are reviewed.
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