Panencephalitis, subacute sclerosing (SSPE)

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Medical Definition of Panencephalitis, subacute sclerosing (SSPE)

Panencephalitis, subacute sclerosing (SSPE): A chronic brain disease of children and adolescents that occurs months to often years after an attack of measles, causing convulsions, motor abnormalities, mental retardation and, usually, death.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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