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Visual deterioration as presentation of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
  1. H M Johnston,
  2. G A Wise,
  3. J G Henry

    Abstract

    A 7-year-old boy presented with deteriorating vision and macular degenerative changes. A month later he had developed unusual behaviour and increasing forgetfulness. An electroencephalogram showing periodic complexes, and high measles complement-fixation titres in the cerebrospinal fluid and blood, confirmed the diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. Four months after the onset of visual symptoms he started having myoclonic jerks.

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