subacute sclerosing panencephalitis(redirected from Ludo van Bogaert)
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subacute scle·ros·ing panencephalitis(sklə-rō′sĭng)
An often fatal degenerative disease of the central nervous system occurring chiefly in young people, caused by slow infection with a measles virus and characterized by progressive loss of mental and motor functions ending in dementia and paralysis.
[sclerosing, from sclerose, to harden, back-formation from sclerosed.]
sub′acute scle•ros′ing pan′en•ceph•a•li′tis(sklɪˈroʊ sɪŋ ˈpæn ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs, ˌpæn-)
an infection of the central nervous system caused by the measles virus, occurring in children and adolescents several years after a measles attack and characterized by progressive personality changes, seizures, and muscular incoordination.
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|Noun||1.||subacute sclerosing panencephalitis - 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|
Bosin's disease, Dawson's encephalitis, inclusion body encephalitis, sclerosing leukoencephalitis, SSPE, subacute inclusion body encephalitis, subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis, Van Bogaert encephalitis
panencephalitis - diffuse inflammation of the entire brain