subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

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subacute sclerosing pan·​en·​ceph·​a·​li·​tis | \-ˌpan-in-ˌse-fə-ˈlī-təs \

Definition of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis 

: a usually fatal neurological disease of children and young adults caused by infection of the brain by a previously latent measles virus that is marked especially by behavioral changes, myoclonic seizures, progressive deterioration of motor and mental functioning, and coma

First Known Use of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

panencephalitis from New Latin, from pan- + encephalitis

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subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

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Medical Definition of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis 

: a usually fatal neurological disease of children and young adults that is caused by infection of the brain by a previously latent morbillivirus causing measles and that is marked especially by behavioral changes, myoclonic seizures, progressive deterioration of motor and mental functioning, and coma abbreviation SSPE

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