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Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: Introduction

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is caused by a reaction to the measles virus. It can occur anywhere from 2 to 10 years ... more about Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis.

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: A progressive neurological disorder involving inflammation of the brain caused by a complication of the measles virus. It can occur up to 10 years after the initial measles virus and may be due to a defective immune response to the virus or a reactivation of the virus. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis is available below.

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Prognosis for Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: death usually occurs in 1 to 3 years usually due to pneumonia but remissions can occur

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is caused by a reaction to the measles virus. It can occur anywhere from 2 to 10 years after the original measles illness, and generally results in progressive neurological deterioration due to brain inflammation. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis:

Rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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