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Author Santoshkumar, B. ♦ Radhakrishnan, K.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Neurology
Abstract We report a 15 year old girl with a childhood hemiplegia, who developed a recent progressive intellectual decline associated with elevated globulins and measles antibody times in the cerebrospinal fluid, indicating a diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). The magnetic resonance imaging revealed left hemispheric atrophy concordant with a long-standing right hemiplegia, and electroencephalography exhibited lateralized periodic complexes (PCs) over the right hemisphere concordant with left-sided myoclonic jerks. The modification of PCs in our patient due to preexisting damaged cerebral hemisphere illustrate that a fairly functional cortex and subcortical white matter are needed for the expression of the PCS of SSPE.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
Volume Number 99
Issue Number 5
Page Count 4
Starting Page 440
Ending Page 443