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Subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis

Disease definition

A chronic progressive encephalitis that develops a few years after measles infection and presents with a demyelination of the cerebral cortex.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Dawson's encephalitis
    • SSPE
    • Subacute inclusion body encephalitis
    • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
    • Van Bogaert disease
    • Van Bogaert encephalitis
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A81.1
  • OMIM: 260470
  • UMLS: C0038522
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 7708
  • MedDRA: -

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