Causes of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis


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Cause of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is caused by a reaction to the measles virus. 1

Underlying condition causes of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis includes:

  • Measles - SSPE is a reaction that occurs many years after measles exposure, often 2-10 years.

Related information for causes of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: Further relevant information on causes of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis may be found in the risk factors for Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis and underlying causes of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Information Page: NINDS

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