beta-interferon plus inosiplex in the treatment of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis


Anlar B., Yalaz K., Kose G., SAYGI S.

JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, vol.13, no.11, pp.557-559, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/088307389801301106
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.557-559

Abstract

We treated seven patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis with beta-interferon and oral inosiplex for 2 to 15 months. Stabilization or improvement was observed in three patients. The effect of treatment was equivocal in two other patients who became stable. The disease continued its progression in the remaining two patients who died. Treatment shorter than 2 months was not effective. Changes in electroencephalograms (EEG), magnetic resonance images (MRI), or cerebrospinal fluid measles antibody levels did not have a close correlation with clinical course. These results suggest that beta-interferon might be efficient in some patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis and justify its trial in larger studies with longer follow-up.