Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

J. Gutierrez, C. Singer

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Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis is a chronic, persistent viral infection of the central nervous system caused by the wild-type measles virus. The disease presents a few years after the primary measles infection with behavioral changes, usually followed by myoclonus, akinesia, mutism, vegetative state, and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Childhood myoclonus
  • Chronic brain infection
  • CNS infection
  • CNS viral infection
  • Demyelinating disease
  • Early dementia
  • Measles virus
  • Periodic complexes
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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