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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131--132

Role of CSF serology in follow-up of subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis patients on treatment

E Gupta1, L Dar1, S Singh2, M Behari2, S Broor1 
1 Depatment of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029, India
2 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029, India

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S Broor
Depatment of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the central nervous system with poor prognosis and high mortality. No effective treatment has a proven role; oral isoprinosine and intrathecal administration of a-interferon may prolong survival. We report an unusual case of adult onset SSPE patient on treatment with significant clinical improvement, even in the absence of conversion to seronegativity in either CSF or serum, on follow-up serological examination.

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Gupta E, Dar L, Singh S, Behari M, Broor S. Role of CSF serology in follow-up of subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis patients on treatment.Indian J Med Microbiol 2006;24:131-132

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Gupta E, Dar L, Singh S, Behari M, Broor S. Role of CSF serology in follow-up of subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis patients on treatment. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Dec 14 ];24:131-132
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