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Critical Care: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care III |

A Case of a Rare and Devastating Consequence of Childhood Measles

Anthony Andriotis, MD; Nahreen Ahmed, MD; Anna Nolan, MD
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New York Univeristy School of Medicine, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):259A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.272
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care III

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare, slow, persistent viral infection caused by defective measles virus. It typically occurs in children 6-8 years after primary measles infection and is characterized by progressive neurologic decline resulting in death within 1-3 years. We present a case of a pregnant woman with rapidly progressive SSPE.

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