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Subacute Sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), also known as Dawson's disease or measles encephalitis, is an extremely rare and fatal subacute infection caused by a persistent defective measles virus (MV). It mostly develops 7-10 years after initial MV infection and is fatal within 3 years from onset of symptoms. 1 Measles virus infection before 2 years of age has 16 times higher risk of developing SSPE as compared to infection occurring after five years of age. 2 SSPE is a progressive,doi:10.18231/2394-4994.2018.0028 fatcat:fp6xebpccvg6hgvxxf76rtgyha