Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Editorial Volume 7 Issue 8

Psychiatric Manifestations of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

Sana Dhamija, Suprakash Chaudhury* and Daniel Saldanha

Department of Psychiatry, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune

*Corresponding Author: Suprakash Chaudhury, Department of Psychiatry, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune.

Received: June 12, 2024; Published: July 01, 2024


Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a primary progressive chronic neurological disorder associated with demyelination that affects one in a million people in the West, but despite the availability of a widespread measles vaccination, it affects 21 people per million in developing nations like India [1,2]. Measles is primarily an infection that affects children between the ages of one and two. In contrast, SSPE is a long-term side effect that develops from a primary measles infection in a specific group of children and usually manifests six to eight years after the initial infection. This is the mutant measles virus's latent phase, during which it multiplies in neural cells by eluding humoral protection. The development of SSPE is indicative of a malfunctioning cell-mediated immune response during the initial measles infection, which leads to the development of an early humoral immunity and promotes intraneuronal infection [2].


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Citation: Suprakash Chaudhury. “Psychiatric Manifestations of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis”. Acta Scientific Neurology 7.8 (2024): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2024 Suprakash Chaudhury. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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