1. [ noun ] (medicine) a rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years
Synonyms: dawson's_encephalitis inclusion_body_encephalitis sclerosing_leukoencephalitis sspe subacute_inclusion_body_encephalitis subacute_sclerosing_leukoencephalitis subacute_sclerosing_panencephalitis bosin's_disease
Related terms: panencephalitis