Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE): an insight into the diagnostic errors from a tertiary care university hospital.

@article{Prashanth2007SubacuteSP,
  title={Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE): an insight into the diagnostic errors from a tertiary care university hospital.},
  author={Lingappa Kumar Prashanth and Arun B. Taly and Sanjib Sinha and Vinod Ravi},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={683-8}
}
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive disease caused by wild-type measles virus leading to premature death. Early diagnosis may help in medical interventions and counseling. The aim of this study was to ascertain diagnostic errors and their possible causes. Retrospective case record analysis of patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, evaluated over a 10-year period, was performed. The following data were analyzed: initial symptoms and diagnosis, interval between… CONTINUE READING