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subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
medical dictionary

<neurology> 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

Acronym: SSPE

(11 Mar 2008)