SSPE in Slovakia: immunocytochemical study.Acta Virol. 1992 Dec; 36(6):585-8.AV
In a retrospective study of two patients from Slovakia with clinical, virological and histopathological diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), measles virus antigen was detected by immunocytochemical labelling studies. The formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded thin brain sections labelled with anti-measles antibodies and avidin-biotin complex peroxidase were counterstained with haematoxylin. Only a single area of brain was examined in each patient: cerebellum and parietal lobe. Viral antigen positive reaction was identified within Purkinje cells and extending along dendritic processes in cerebellum, and also in oligodendrocytes of subparietal white matter.