Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a late complication of a natural measles infection.
SSPE is universally fatal about one to two years after it is diagnosed, but symptoms don’t begin until six to eight years after the person recovers from having measles.
The small risk of SSPE is just another reason that natural immunity is riskier than getting vaccinated and protected with a vaccine.
For more information:
- What is Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis?
- SSPE : A Deadly and Not-That-Rare Complication of Measles
- And another SSPE case: Angelina is dying
- sadly – another: Aliana has SSPE
- So predictable – so sad, Natalie dies of SSPE
- Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Death — Oregon, 2015
- Cruel delayed death from measles
- Measles Deaths in the United States
- Measles vaccine doesn’t cause SSPE