(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].
Richard Robinson was just six years old when he almost died after developing a life-threatening condition called measles encephalitis
"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
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.
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
. Because of successful implementation of measles vaccination programs, fewer than 100 measles cases are now reported annually in the United States and virtually all of those are linked to imported cases (2,3), reflecting the incidence of measles globally and travel patterns of U.S.
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).
Sally, from Somerset, developed a rare and life-threatening condition called measles encephalitis
The first was attributed to measles encephalitis
in a child aged 13 years who had chronic granulomatous disease, received a bone marrow transplant in October 2002, and died in January 2003.