measles encephalitis


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measles encephalitis

[′mē·zəlz in‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Acute disseminated encephalitis following measles.
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5) There are four main types of measles-induced encephalitis: primary measles encephalitis, acute post-measles encephalitis, measles inclusion body encephalitis, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis [Table 2].
The hospital confirmed it was measles encephalitis -swelling in the brain caused by measles and meningitis caused by mumps.
There are 2 further rare and latent CNS complications resulting from a preceding measles infection: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) caused by years of viral persistence in a seemingly immunocompetent host, (3) and subacute measles encephalitis (SME), occurring in an immunocompromised host.
The couple had five children together, named Tessa, Theo, Ophelia, Lucy and Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis aged seven.
Nine cases of measles encephalitis were reported in 2007, and five cases were reported during January-June 2008.
I believe it would only take two or three minutes of showing a child suffering from measles encephalitis on TV for the vaccine uptake to soar back to the near 90% it used to be.
FIFTEEN per cent of children who suffer from measles encephalitis will die and 20-40 per cent of survivors will suffer from brain damage.
Before introduction of measles vaccination in 1963, approximately 3 to 4 million persons had measles annually in the United States; approximately 400-500 died, 48,000 were hospitalized, and 1,000 developed chronic disability from measles encephalitis (1).
Sally, from Somerset, developed a rare and life-threatening condition called measles encephalitis.
In the prevaccine era, 3 to 4 million measles cases occurred every year, resulting in approximately 450 deaths, 28,000 hospitalizations, and 1,000 children with chronic disabilities from measles encephalitis.
These cases are unlikely to be true measles encephalitis since measles was rare in the 1990s following the introduction of the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in 1988 (27).