Fulminant Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in Association With Pregnancy

Itzhak Wirguin, Israel Steiner, Daphne Kidron, Talma Brenner, Steve Udem, Bracha Rager, Oded Abramsky

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis developed during pregnancy in a 27-year-old woman and immediately after delivery in an 18-year-old woman. In both, disease took an acute and fulminant course culminating in a vegetative state within several weeks. It is suggested that the relative older age of disease presentation and the unusually rapid neurologic deterioration were partially due to immunologic and hormonal alterations of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1324-1325
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Neurology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes


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