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Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis: Introduction

Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis: A rare chronic form of brain inflammation that is associated with the measles virus. The patient usually appears to have a full recovery after the measles infection with symptoms developing usually between two and eight years after the infection. The condition tends to affect children and young adults mainly. The disease process involves the degeneration of the protective nerve sheaths (myelin) in the brain. Measles immunization is the most effective way of preventing the development of this complication of measles. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis is available below.

Symptoms of Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

Treatments for Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

  • Antiviral drugs (e.g. ribavirin, amantadine) may help some patients but usually lifelong treatment is required
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Causes of Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

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Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

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Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

Prognosis for Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis: The condition is usually fatal but survival is not impossible.

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Definitions of Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis:

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 leukoencephalitis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

  1. Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis

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