dawson's encephalitis

dawson's 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: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: dawson river salmon
Next Definition: dawson, sir
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for dawson's encephalitis
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing dawson's encephalitis
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature