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Progressive rubella panencephalitis. Follow-up EEG study of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1293990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Progressive rubella panencephalitis is a very rare slow virus disease of the nervous system. The authors present a case, concerning a young man, aged 20 years, died 11 months after the onset of the disease. The following peculiarities of the case are emphasized: 1) the clinical symptomatology and the evolution (myoclonus, lack of cerebellar impairment) could suggest the diagnosis of SSPE; 2) the EEG recordings showed epileptiform abnormalities, long latency diffuse periodic complexes and--during interferon therapy and simultaneously with a temporary clinical improvement--the appearance of short latency anterior periodic complexes.
A Guizzaro; E Volpe; G Lus; F Bravaccio; R Cotrufo; C Paolozzi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0001-6276     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol (Napoli)     Publication Date:    1992 Aug-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-08     Completed Date:  1993-04-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421100     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol (Napoli)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
1st School of Medicine, Chair of Neurophysiopathology, University of Naples.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Encephalitis / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Epilepsy / microbiology
Follow-Up Studies
Mental Disorders / microbiology
Rubella / complications*
Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis / diagnosis
Time Factors

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