inclusion body encephalitis


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Noun1.inclusion body encephalitis - 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
panencephalitis - diffuse inflammation of the entire brain
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In infants and immunocompromised patients, measles can also cause measles inclusion body encephalitis up to a year after infection, with focal seizures, visual or hearing loss and mental status changes.
(5) There are four main types of measles-induced encephalitis: primary measles encephalitis, acute post-measles encephalitis, measles inclusion body encephalitis, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis [Table 2].
(6.) Freeman AF, Jacobsohn DA, Shulman ST, et al.A new complication of stem cell transplantation: measles inclusion body encephalitis. Pediatrics 2004;114:657-660.