Definition of Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
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.
Generic synonyms: Panencephalitis
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Literary usage of Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
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1. Potential Transmission of Spongiform Encephalopathies to Humans: The Food edited by Christopher Shays (1998)
"The kuru discovery also led us to recognize that fatal subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a delayed and slow measles virus infection; that transverse ..."
2. Prevention of Mental Disorders, Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Children and edited by David Shaffer (1996)
"... 1100 cases of measles encephalitis and 30 cases of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis avoided in the first instance; 1.5 million cases of rubella, ..."
3. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluationsedited by Barry Leona edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Treatment of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. Treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia. Interferon alfa-2a (recombinant) Treatment of AIDS related ..."