Subacute-sclerosing-panencephalitis



[skli-roh-sing pan-en-sef-uh-lahy-tis, pan-] /sklɪˈroʊ sɪŋ ˈpæn ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs, ˌpæn-/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a rare 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.
Abbreviation: SSPE.

subacute sclerosing panencephalitis n.
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.

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