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Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis


Synonyms of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
  • Dawson's Disease
  • Dawson's Encephalitis
  • Panencephalitis, Subacute Sclerosing
  • SSPE

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). The disease may develop due to reactivation of the measles virus or an inappropriate immune response to the measles virus. SSPE usually develops 2 to 10 years after the original viral attack. Initial symptoms may include memory loss, irritability, seizures, involuntary muscle movements, and/or behavioral changes, leading to neurological deterioration.

    Organizations related to Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
    • Encephalitis Global
      1638 Pierard Road
      British Columbia Intl V7J 1Y2
      Phone #: 604--98-0-2236
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: admin@encephalitisglobal.org
      Home page: http://www.encephalitisglobal.org
    • Encephalitis Society
      7B Saville Street
      Malton, North Yorkshire None YO17 7LL
      Phone #: 44 -(0)- 1652 625 583
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: mail@encephalitis.info
      Home page: http://www.encephalitis.info
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
    • Transverse Myelitis Association
      1787 Sutter Parkway
      Powell OH 43065-8806
      Phone #: 614-766-1806
      800 #: --
      e-mail: ssiegel@myelitis.org
      Home page: http://www.myelitis.org



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