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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-121

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis presenting as mania


1 Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Aggarwal
Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.82801

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare, invariably fatal degenerative disease of the central nervous system developing after measles infection. Besides neurological symptoms as initial presenting symptoms, rare reports of its presentation with pure psychiatric symptoms have been reported. We here report a case of 14 year old male who initially presented with manic symptoms and then subsequently diagnosed to be suffering from SSPE. Improtance of ruling our organic conditions is emphasized.


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