subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a late complication of measles virus infection that occurs in previously healthy children. this disease has no specific cure and is associated with a high degree of disability and mortality. In recent years, there has been an increase in its incidence in relation to a reduction in vaccination adherence, accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we take stock of the current evidence on SSPE and report our personal clinical experience. we emphasise that, to date, the only effective protection strategy against this disease is vaccination against the measles virus.

Papetti, L., Amodeo, M.e., Sabatini, L., Baggieri, M., Capuano, A., Graziola, F., et al. (2022). Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in Children: The Archetype of Non-Vaccination. VIRUSES, 14(4) [10.3390/v14040733].

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in Children: The Archetype of Non-Vaccination

Amodeo, Maria Elisa;Sabatini, Letizia;Graziola, Federica;Sforza, Giorgia;Moavero, Romina;Valeriani, Massimiliano;
2022-01-01

Abstract

subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a late complication of measles virus infection that occurs in previously healthy children. this disease has no specific cure and is associated with a high degree of disability and mortality. In recent years, there has been an increase in its incidence in relation to a reduction in vaccination adherence, accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we take stock of the current evidence on SSPE and report our personal clinical experience. we emphasise that, to date, the only effective protection strategy against this disease is vaccination against the measles virus.
2022
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/39
English
measles
subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
treatment
vaccination
Papetti, L., Amodeo, M.e., Sabatini, L., Baggieri, M., Capuano, A., Graziola, F., et al. (2022). Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in Children: The Archetype of Non-Vaccination. VIRUSES, 14(4) [10.3390/v14040733].
Papetti, L; Amodeo, Me; Sabatini, L; Baggieri, M; Capuano, A; Graziola, F; Marchi, A; Bucci, P; D'Ugo, E; Kojouri, M; Gioacchini, S; Marras, Ce; Nucci, Cg; Ursitti, F; Sforza, G; Ferilli, Man; Monte, G; Moavero, R; Vigevano, F; Valeriani, M; Magurano, F
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