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panencephalitis

 [pan″en-sef″ah-li´tis]
encephalitis, probably of viral origin, that produces intranuclear or intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies that result in parenchymatous lesions of both the gray and white matter of the brain.
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pan·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(pan'en-sef'ă-lī'tis),
A diffuse inflammation of the brain.
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panencephalitis

(păn′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lī′tĭs)
n.
1. Encephalitis that affects both gray and white matter of the brain, resulting in progressive loss of mental and motor functions.
2. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
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panencephalitis

Simultaneous inflammation of the gray and white matter. See Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
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pan·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(pan'en-sef'ă-lī'tis)
A diffuse inflammation of the brain.
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panencephalitis

An ENCEPHALITIS involving the grey and white matter simultaneously. A very severe form affecting children is caused by a MYXOVIRUS (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis).
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Ter Meulen, "Measles virus specific immunoglobulin M response in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis," The Lancet, vol.
Satoh et al., "Neurodegenerative mechanisms in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis," Journal of Child Neurology, vol.
Keywords: Young-onset dementia, Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, Electroencephalogram.
Autoimmune/idiopathic Multiple sclerosis (MS) Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) 2.
Mitochondrial abnormalities in cortical dendrites from patients with early forms of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).
Susanne Prendergast got measles when she was just two - but it was eight years before she started to show signs of the rare measles-relatebrain disorder Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in the summer of 1982.
Some sufferers have even been known to develop a progressive and fatal brain infection known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, which may not develop until years after the bout of measles.
Table 1 Cholinesterase inhibitors have shown benefit in many neuropsychiatric conditions* Alcoholism with Wernicke's encephalopathy Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Autism Bipolar disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Dementia pugilistica Dementia with Lewy bodies Olivopontocerebellar atrophy Parkinson's disease with dementia Parkinsonism dementia complex of Guam Pick's disease Progressive supranuclear palsy Schizophrenia Sleep disorders Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis Traumatic brain injury Vascular dementia * Data from case reports and small studies.
Some children develop sub-acute sclerosing panencephalitis up to 10 years years after measles infection, which is fatal.
Jack's disease - subacute sclerosing panencephalitis - is slowly killing him.
Measles can cause complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis (brain infection), seizures, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a rare degenerative condition of the brain.