Antibodies to borna disease virus in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis


Güngör S., Anlar B., Turan N. , Yilmaz H. , HELPS C. R. H. , Harbour D.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.24, no.9, pp.833-834, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.inf.0000178307.70429.75
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.833-834

Abstract

Mechanisms causing persistence and reactivation of measles virus in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) are unknown. Borna disease virus (BDV) frequently causes latent or persistent infection in the nervous system. We investigated a possible association of these viruses in SSPE. Although BDV seropositivity was similar in SSPE and control groups, SSPE patients with high antibodies to BDV had earlier and more rapid disease. The findings suggest that BDV might be involved in the course, but not in the etiopathogenesis, of SSPE.