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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6--9

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis : experience of a tertiary referral centre in Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala.

Department of Neurology, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, India

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AR Bhat
Department of Neurology, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011
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A retrospective review of 32 patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) referred during 1984-1992 to SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram was conducted. It was observed that SSPE was more in the rural poor people. No ethnic or geographic clustering of cases could be defined the rough this referral group of patients. A reliable history of measles occurred before the age of 2 years in the majority. Moreover, SSPE occurred at an younger age in those with a history of measles. The clinical features differed little from that reported in the literature. SSPE appeared to occur less frequently in Kerala compared to that reported from Bihar. However, only population-based studies can answer the question of geographic variation in the incidence of SSPEin India.

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