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Myoclonic seizure typically seen in: (PGI Nov 2011)



A SSPE

B Cerebellar lesion

C Pontine lesion

D Thalamic lesion

Ans. A

SSPE

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE)

1). SSPE is a chronic complication of measles with a delayed onset and an outcome that is nearly always fatal

2). This is considered a 'slow virus infection' and is believed to result from persistent infection with an altered measles virus that is harboured intracellularly in CNS for several years.

Note: Stage II of SSPE - Massive Myoclonus Is Characteristic - Nelson 18h /1335

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