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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1491-1493

Retinitis as the presenting feature of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in an Indian male: A case report

1 Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Medical Reasearch Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Drishti Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology, Medical Reasearch Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Jyotirmoy Biswas
Department of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_251_18

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Measles virus is a rare but important cause for acute retinitis as it can eventually lead to the fulminant complication of SSPE. We report a case of a young Indian male with acute viral retinitis who subsequently developed SSPE. It is of paramount importance to consider measles virus and SSPE as a cause in an immunocompetent young adult with necrotizing viral retinitis

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