Definition of Sclerosing leukoencephalitis

1. Noun. 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.




Medical Definition of Sclerosing leukoencephalitis

1. Chronic progressive illness seen in children a few years after measles infection and involving demyelination of the cerebral cortex. Virus apparently persists in brain cells: usually considered a slow virus disease. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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