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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 329-331

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis with bilateral inferior collicular hyperintensity on magnetic resonance imaging brain

Department of Neurological Sciences, Section of Neurology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Mathew Alexander
Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu- 632 004
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.104351

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is chronic encephalitis occurring after infection with measles virus. An 8-year-old boy presented with progressive behavioral changes, cognitive decline and myoclonic jerks, progressing to a bed bound state over 2 months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain showed T2-weighted hyperintensities in the subcortical areas of the left occipital lobe and brachium of the inferior colliculus on both sides. EEG showed bilateral, synchronous periodic discharges. Serum/cerebrospinal fluid measles IgG titer was significantly positive. The overall features were suggestive of SSPE. MRI finding of bilateral inferior colliculus changes on MRI without significant involvement of other commonly involved areas suggests an uncommon/rare imaging pattern of SSPE.

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