Autoimmune/idiopathic Multiple sclerosis (MS) Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
The variable natural history of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
Mitochondrial abnormalities in cortical dendrites from patients with early forms of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
Enviromental risk factor subacute sclerozing panencephalitis
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.
Post-polio syndrome Poliovirus 46-48 Subacute sclerosing Measles virus 49 panencephalitis
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Prions 50, 51 Alzheimer's disease Prions ?
Other CNS demyelinating diseases occur as a consequence of infection of the CNS (eg, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
, and progr essive rubella panencephalitis
As mentioned, measles virus is known to cause persistent infections in the brain that can lead to subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
and "measles virus inclusion body encephalitis.
Often, the discussion would turn to a condition called progressive rubella panencephalitis
Afebrile convulsions or seizures, aseptic meningitis (see below), Bell's palsy, cerebrovascular accident, dizziness, dream abnormality, encephalitis (see below), encephalopathy (see below), Guillain-Barre syndrome, headache, hypersomnia, measles inclusion body encephalitis (see CONTRAINDICATIONS), ocular palsies, paraesthesia, polyneuritis, polyneuropathy, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
(see below), syncope, transverse myelitis, tremor.
He said: "He had sub-acute sclerosing panencephalitis
, which is rare complication of measles.
Measles virus antibody and antigen in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
Some children go on to develop subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
which results in progressive brain damage and death.