Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
"Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A rare, slowly progressive encephalitis caused by chronic infection with the MEASLES VIRUS. The condition occurs primarily in children and young adults, approximately 2-8 years after the initial infection. A gradual decline in intellectual abilities and behavioral alterations are followed by progressive MYOCLONUS; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; SEIZURES; DEMENTIA; autonomic dysfunction; and ATAXIA. DEATH usually occurs 1-3 years after disease onset. Pathologic features include perivascular cuffing, eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions, neurophagia, and fibrous gliosis. It is caused by the SSPE virus, which is a defective variant of MEASLES VIRUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp767-8)
|Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
- Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
- Sclerosing Panencephalitis, Subacute
- Panencephalitides, Subacute Sclerosing
- Sclerosing Panencephalitides, Subacute
- Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitides
- Panencephalitis, Subacute Sclerosing
- Leukoencephalitis, Van Bogaert's
- Leukoencephalitis, Van Bogaert
- Leukoencephalitis, Van Bogaerts
- Inclusion Body Encephalitis, Measles
- Sclerosing Leukoencephalitis, Subacute
- Leukoencephalitides, Subacute Sclerosing
- Sclerosing Leukoencephalitides, Subacute
- Subacute Sclerosing Leukoencephalitides
- Subacute Sclerosing Leukoencephalitis
- Leukoencephalitis, Subacute Sclerosing
- Measles Inclusion Body Encephalitis
- Encephaltis, Inclusion Body, Measles
- Van Bogaert's Leukoencephalitis
- Van Bogaert Leukoencephalitis
- Van Bogaerts Leukoencephalitis
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Kurent JE, Sever JL, Terasaki PI. Letter: HL-A W29 and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. Lancet. 1975 Apr 19; 1(7912):927-8.
Fuccillo DA, Kurent JE, Sever JL. Slow virus diseases. Annu Rev Microbiol. 1974; 28(0):231-4.