Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

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Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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The terms "Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis" returned 162 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Notes from the Field: Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Death - Oregon, 2015.
 

Author(s): Juventila Liko, Judith A Guzman-Cottrill, Paul R Cieslak

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In 2015, the Oregon Health Authority was notified of the death of a boy with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a rare and fatal complication of measles. The patient, aged 14 years, had reportedly been vaccinated against measles in the Philippines at age 8 months. However, ...

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2016

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis resembling Rasmussen's encephalitis on magnetic resonance imaging.
 

Author(s): Ravi Kanth Jakkani, Jyoti Sureka, Sanuj Panwar

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2015 Sep;56(9):e147-9.

 

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare, slowly progressing but invariably fatal disease that is related to a prior measles virus infection and most commonly affects paediatric patients. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the modality of choice for determining such changes ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2015

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A 29-year-old pregnant woman with worsening left hemiparesis, encephalopathy, and hemodynamic instability: a case report of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
 

Author(s): Gerald F Reis, Jana M Ritter, William J Bellini, Paul A Rota, Andrew W Bollen

Journal: Clin. Neuropathol.. ;34(5):258-66.

 

A 29-year-old pregnant woman developed progressively worsening encephalopathy, left hemiparesis, and hemodynamic instability over a 6-week period. Initial brain MRI and work-up for infectious and autoimmune causes were normal, although elevated IgG and oligoclonal bands were seen ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2015

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The terms "Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis: an update.
 

Author(s): Jose Gutierrez, Richard S Issacson, Barbara S Koppel

Journal: Dev Med Child Neurol. 2010 Oct;52(10):901-7.

 

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a chronic encephalitis occurring after infection with measles virus. The prevalence of the disease varies depending on uptake of measles vaccination, with the virus disproportionally affecting regions with low vaccination rates. The physiopathology ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2010

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A short history of the long and productive search for the cause of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
 

Author(s): Michael Katz

Journal: Folia Neuropathol. 2009 ;47(2):145-8.

 

This brief historical review recounts the efforts of the discovery of the cause of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis from its initial pathological descriptions, through the identification of measles virus as its pathogen, to the current conceptual framework of its pathogenesis. ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2009

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis: results of the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Craig Campbell, Simon Levin, Peter Humphreys, Wikke Walop, Renee Brannan

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Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE) is so rare in developed countries with measles immunization programs that national active surveillance is now needed to capture sufficient number of cases for meaningful analysis of data. Through the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2006

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