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May 1979

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis During Pregnancy: A Surviving Normal Infant

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis (Drs Gaines and Whitaker); the Department of Pediatric Neurology, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis (Dr Jabbour); the Neurology Service, Memphis Veterans Hospital (Dr Whitaker); and the Infectious Disease Section, National Institute of Neurology and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(5):314-316. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500410092016

• A normal infant was born to a 15year-old girl who developed subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in the fifth month of pregnancy. The serum measles antibody titers of the infant gradually declined during the first year of life. The child, now age 3, has no neurological abnormalities.

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