Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
(SSPE; Dawson Disease)
|Central Nervous System|
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- Age: 5-15 years old
- Gender: male
- Measle infection in infancy
- Not being vaccinated against measles
- Arabs and Sephardic Jews have an incidence that is six times higher than Ashkenazi Jews.
- Caucasians have a four-fold higher incidence than African Americans in the United States.
- Inosine pranobex
- Interferon alpha
- Interferon beta
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation http://www.ccns.org/
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/
Campbell H, Andrews N, Brown KE, Miller E. Review of the effect of measles vaccination on the epidemiology of SSPE. Int. J. Epidemiol . 2007;36:1134-48.
Complications of measles. Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/complications.html . Accessed September 20, 2012.
Measles. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/thisMarket.php?marketID=14 . Accessed September 20, 2012.
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Accessed September 20, 2012.
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/subacute%5Fpanencephalitis/subacute%5Fpanencephalitis.htm . Updated February 16, 2011. Accessed September 20, 2012.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/93/2012 -
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