Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  title={Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Awad H Mahdi and J B Familusi},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={12 1},
The clinical features and outcome of disease in 14 cases of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) diagnosed at the King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh during an 8-year period are similar to those described elsewhere. Therapy was associated with arrest of deterioration for 2.5 years in one patient, and with survival after diagnosis for 2-7 years in four others. Many of the cases had initial misdiagnoses because of the frequently bizarre modes of presentation. It is thought that many… CONTINUE READING

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