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What is Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

What is Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

One of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies caused by prions (abnormal proteins) attacking the brain. More commonly known as ...more »

  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: This is a medical condition caused by the transmission of an infective prion causing an encephalopathy.
  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cattle associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain. Affected animals develop excitability and salivation followed by ATAXIA. This disorder has been associated with consumption of SCRAPIE infected ruminant derived protein. This condition may be transmitted to humans, where it is referred to as variant or new variant CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME. (Vet Rec 1998 Jul 25;143(41):101-5)
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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: Introduction

Types of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

Broader types of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

Who gets Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

Patient Profile for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: BSE affects cow not humans, but may be related to human variant CJD.

What causes Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

Causes of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: see causes of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

What are the symptoms of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

Symptoms of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: see symptoms of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: Infectious Disease Specialist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Treatments for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: see treatments for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Research for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: see research for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Organs Affected by Bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

Organs and body systems related to Bovine spongiform encephalopathy include:

Name and Aliases of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Main name of condition: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Class of Condition for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: prion, animal

Other names or spellings for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

BSE, mad cow disease

BSE Source - Diseases Database

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

 

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