Correlative clinical, neuroradiological and pathological findings in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. A report of 5 cases

Schoeman J.F. ; Von Bezing K.L. ; Hewlett R.H. (1982)

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Changes in the brain in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) as detected on computed axial tomography (CT) have so far been insufficiently assessed. An attempt was therefore made to correlate the clinical, neuroradiological and pathological findings in 5 consecutive, unselected cases, 4 of which were somewhat atypical. It is concluded that within the context of a degenerative neurological disorder of childhood, the CT findings in SSPE correlate well with clinical staging, and also illuminate certain aspects of the pathologenesis and dynamics of the disease process.

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