Van Bogaert encephalitis

Van Bogaert encephalitis
noun
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
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑panencephalitis

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