SUBACUTE SCLEROSING PANENCEPHALITIS (SSPE) WITH ATYPICAL ONSET
Dr. Suraj Rajesh Sethiya*, Dr. Fiona Mahapatro, Dr. Sanjiv Kale and Dr. Chetan Vispute
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a common and serious disease of the central nervous system (CNS), and is caused by a mutant measles virus. Catatonia is a neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by mutism, stupor, refusal to eat or drink, posturing, and excitement or hypokinesis. Medical, Neurological disorders and Neuropsychiatric disorders like Schizophrenia, affective disorders can present with Catatonia. We hereby describe a case of 22yr old female, who presented with catatonia but eventually developed the typical symptoms of SSPE highlighting the importance of keeping in mind the differential diagnosis for all medical conditions.
Keywords: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, SSPE, Catatonia, Brief Psychotic Disorder, EEG findings, abnormal movements, rare case.
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