Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a degenerative neurological disease that affects the central nervous system of children and young adults. It is caused by a defective measles virus that causes a sluggish but prolonged viral illness. Poor school performance, memory loss, temper outbursts, attention deficits, sleepiness, and hallucinations are common early signs. All these symptoms are used to make a diagnosis. This condition is frequently lethal.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am the father of a 5-year-old daughter. She is a very energetic, lively, talkative, and intelligent girl. Two months back, we noticed she frequently falls while running and having a minor issue with her studies. We consulted a pediatrician, and he suggested some vitamins. However, the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By inspecting the reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity), it seems this is a case of SSPE (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis) due to measles, a kind of virus that is slowly growing in the brain causing all these symptoms. Unfortunately, there is n... Read Full »