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Feberuary 1973

Adult Onset of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

Author Affiliations

Memphis; Bethesda, Md; Memphis

From the departments of neurology (Dr. Cape), pathology (Dr. Martinez), neurosurgery (Dr. Robertson), and pediatrics (Dr. Jabbour), University of Tennessee, Memphis; and Section I, Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (Ms Hamilton).

Arch Neurol. 1973;28(2):124-127. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490200072010

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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