Molecular Biology of Defective Measles Viruses Persisting in the Human Central Nervous System

@inproceedings{Billeter1991MolecularBO,
  title={Molecular Biology of Defective Measles Viruses Persisting in the Human Central Nervous System},
  author={Martin A. Billeter and R. Julian Cattaneo},
  year={1991}
}
SSPE, a disease of the human central nervous system (CNS) clearly triggered by a persisting virus, has been intensively studied despite its rare occurrence, as it may provide insight into the generation of similar, more common human syndromes of suspected viral etiology, such as multiple sclerosis. SSPE develops in children many years after an acute measles virus (MV) infection consequent to unnoticeable latent persistence of the virus. Starting with intellectual deterioration and uncontrolled… CONTINUE READING

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