sub'acute scle•ros'ing pan'en•ceph•a•li'tis

Pronunciation: (skli-rō'sing pan'en-sef"u-lī'tis, pan"-), [key] Pathol.
a rare infection of the central nervous system caused by the measles virus, occurring in children and adolescents several years after a measles attack and characterized by progressive personality changes, seizures, and muscular incoordination. Abbr.: SSPE

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