An Unusual Coincidence of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


KUTLU A. , KORKMAZ B., YALÇINKAYA C., DEMİRBİLEK V., SERDAROĞLU P.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.27, no.2, pp.250-253, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-253

Abstract

A 4 year old boy presented with myoclonic seizures, drop attacks and decrease in mental functions. Cranial MRI was normal. EEG revealed periodic slow wave complexes and subsequent CSF analysis showed positive antimeasles IgG. CPK was also markedly abnormal (10.000 u/L). Muscle biopsy and genetic analysis displayed the presence of DMD. The case was interpreted as an unusual coincidence of SSPE and DMD