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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pan·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(pan'en-sef'ă-lī'tis)
A diffuse inflammation of the brain.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

panencephalitis

An ENCEPHALITIS involving the grey and white matter simultaneously. A very severe form affecting children is caused by a MYXOVIRUS (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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DISCUSSION: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a slow virus disease caused by persistent infection by mutant measles virus.
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is caused by a mutated measles virus and is characterised by cognitive deterioration, motor decline and myoclonus.1 The onset is between 5 and 15 years of age with a progressive downhill course leading to death within two to four years.
Mitochondrial abnormalities in cortical dendrites from patients with early forms of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).
Diagnostic and pathogenetic aspects of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. Helv Pediatr Acta 1986; 41: 20920.
A rare, degenerative central nervous system disease called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis results from persistence of the virus in the central nervous system with symptoms of seizures and brain deterioration occurring about ten years after the initial infection.
NEW ORLEANS -- A fatal complication of measles known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) can develop years after measles infection and appears to occur much more often than published reports suggest, according to a review of cases in California from 1998 to 2015.
INTRODUCTION: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a slow progressive degeneration of the central nervous system caused by a persistent defective measles virus infection.
Even patients who experience uncomplicated acute measles have a small risk for developing a devastating neurologic illness, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, years after their infection.
The disease can also cause a serious brain complication known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), which is fatal.
There are 2 further rare and latent CNS complications resulting from a preceding measles infection: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) caused by years of viral persistence in a seemingly immunocompetent host, (3) and subacute measles encephalitis (SME), occurring in an immunocompromised host.
Truncations, mutations, and deletions in the cytoplasmic domain of the F protein occur in the persistent measles central nervous system complications (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis and measles inclusion body encephalitis) (25).
Neuroprogressive disease of postinfectious origin: a review of a resurging subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).