September 1976

Ocular Manifestations of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

Author Affiliations

From the departments of neurology (Drs Morgan and Rothner) and ophthalmology (Drs Cohen and Williamson), Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(9):1019-1021. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120100109020

• We report a case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) with severe peripheral chorioretinal pigment changes in addition to the more typical pigment clumping in the macula. The differential diagnosis of peripheral inactive chorioretinitis, the typical ocular findings, and clinical course of SSPE are discussed.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1019-1021, 1976)