Journal Article

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in an American-Born Adult

Dennis J. Dlugos and Grant T. Liu

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 1, pages 173-174
Published in print January 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/317531
Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in an American-Born Adult

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We describe a case of an adult born in the United States who had subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). We discuss the possibility that the patient contracted subclinical measles during the 1989–1991 measles epidemic in the United States.

Journal Article.  1408 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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