Neuroprogressive disease of post-infectious origin: a review of a resurging subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).

@article{Dyken2001NeuroprogressiveDO,
  title={Neuroprogressive disease of post-infectious origin: a review of a resurging subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).},
  author={Paul Richard Dyken},
  journal={Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={217-25}
}
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive, essentially untreatable, disease of the nervous system. When first described in the 20th Century, it was characterized more for its neuropathological features than for its pathophysiology or cause. It was not until the 1960s that a clear relationship to the measles virus was established. It is now thought that this uncommon infectious encephalopathy is caused by a "slow," altered or persistent form of the wild measles virus which has… CONTINUE READING

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