August 1972

Maculopathy in Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the Division of Neurology (Dr. Andriola) and the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr. Karlsberg), College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Andriola is now with the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(2):187-189. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110140037004

Three patients had subacute sclerosing panencephalitis and a degenerative lesion of the macula. One of the patients also had bilateral optic atrophy. Visual symptoms secondary to the maculopathy may be the presenting complaint. In one of the patients these occurred six months prior to any observed change in mental function. In American literature, attention has only recently been called to these features of the disease.