Year : 2011 | Volume : 14 | Issue : 2 | Page : 120--121
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis presenting as mania
Ashish Aggarwal1, Ashish Khandelwal2, Manish Jain3, RC Jiloha2,
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
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.