Fatal subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in an 8-year-old male: a case report

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a chronic slow progressive neurodegenerative disease that is often associated with measles complication. The disease is characterized by seizures, behavioral changes, motor deficit and eventually death. In a case report by Fartun Abdullahi Hassan Orey, Abdirahman Omar Sahal and Bashiru Garba, discusses a case of an 8-year-old male who developed SSPE and was presented to the Dr. Sumait hospital with a history of generalized tonic colonic convulsion followed by gait abnormality, episodes, abnormal behaviors, and cognitive regression. On clinical exploration, the child had a history of measles at 8 months of age and meningitis at 18 months. Read the full text here….