18 Treatments for Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

Overview

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a debilitating and progressive brain disorder. Unfortunately, it is always fatal. SSPE is related to the measles virus (rubeola). It is caused by an abnormal and unusual reaction of your immune system[read article]

Tests for Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

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An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain. Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses, ...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Measles Virus Antibody Level Test
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Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Serum Test
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Neurological Examination
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Measles Antibody Assay Test
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Each year you hear about small outbreaks of meningitis. It is highly contagious and sometimes fatal. Learn why the classic symptoms of a high fever and stiff neck s...  More
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Brain Biopsy
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Medical Procedures for Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

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Traditional cancer therapies like chemotherapy and radiation therapy are notorious for their severe side effects. Newer immunotherapies, which target cancer cells a...  More
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Self Care for Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

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Supportive Care
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