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Definition of 'dawson's encephalitis'


  1. 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: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis SSPE inclusion body encephalitis subacute inclusion body encephalitis sclerosing leukoencephalitis subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis Bosin's disease Van Bogaert encephalitis

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