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An Evaluation of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Patients with Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
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PMID:  22886232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the contribution of diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging to the diagnosis and staging of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study comprised 26 patients diagnosed with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis at our clinic who were undergoing regular follow-up, and a control group of 18 subjects. Clinical staging was determined by Risk and Haddad classification; 12 at Stage II and 14 at Stage III. Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance images were taken of six areas (frontal, parieto-occipital, cerebellar, deep white matter, thalamus and basal ganglia) and by calculating the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, and a comparison was made between the stages and with the control group. RESULTS: The ADC values of all the areas of the subacute sclerosing panencephalitis patients were found to be significantly higher compared to the control group (p < 0.05). While the mean ADC values of the deep white matter, basal ganglia, frontal and parieto-occipital areas of the Stage II patients were found to be significant compared to the control group (p < 0.05), there was no significance in the other areas (p > 0.05). The ADC values of all the areas of the Stage III patients were found to be significantly high compared to the Stage II values (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging can be used with other diagnostic criteria to confirm diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis and to reveal differences between the stages.
M Abuhandan; H Cece; M Calik; E Karakas; F Dogan; O Karakas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neuroradiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1869-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101526693     Medline TA:  Clin Neuroradiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric, Harran University Medical Faculty, 63100, Sanliurfa, Turkey,
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