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1. Encephalitis that affects both gray and white matter of the brain, resulting in progressive loss of mental and motor functions.
2. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
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Noun1.panencephalitis - diffuse inflammation of the entire brain
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
Bosin's disease, Dawson's encephalitis, inclusion body encephalitis, sclerosing leukoencephalitis, SSPE, subacute inclusion body encephalitis, subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, Van Bogaert 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
rubella panencephalitis - a rare loss of mental and physical skills in adolescents; associated with the rubella virus
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In children under the age of 2 there is also a significant risk of a type of encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) that occurs years after the initial infection.
(1-4) Herein, we present a patient who was followed with the diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), followed by CSWS, did not recover from hyponatremia despite sodium replenishment and successfully treated with fludrocortisone eventually.
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, and presents 7-10 years after measles infection.
Marchi et al., "A case of fulminant subacute sclerosing panencephalitis presenting with acute myclonic-astatic epilepsy," Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, vol.
He was investigated with the prediagnosis of epilepsy, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The condition, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), was once considered extremely rare, posing a risk to just one in 100,000 children with a history of measles.
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in South African children following the measles outbreak between 2009 and 2011.
(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].
In 2015, the Oregon Health Authority was notified of the death of a boy with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a rare and fatal complication of measles.
INTRODUCTION: Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare, chronic progressive demyelinating disease of the central nervous system associated with a chronic non-permissive infection of brain tissue with measles virus.
We previously demonstrated that oxidative stress of DNA contributes to early neuronal damage, whereas lipid peroxidation is related to subsequent neurodegeneration in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis [8].
Complications include diarrhea, otitis media, bronchitis, pneumonia, corneal ulcerations and scarring, encephalitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, thrombocytopenia or even death.10 The mortality rate reported by WHO is 10% in underdeveloped nations where there are high rates of malnutrition and poor health care.