Send to

Choose Destination
Arch Neurol. 1988 Dec;45(12):1324-5.

Fulminant subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in association with pregnancy.

Author information

Department of Neurology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.


Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis developed during pregnancy in a 27-year-old woman and immediately after delivery in an 18-year-old woman. In both, disease took an acute and fulminant course culminating in a vegetative state within several weeks. It is suggested that the relative older age of disease presentation and the unusually rapid neurologic deterioration were partially due to immunologic and hormonal alterations of pregnancy.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems
Loading ...
Support Center