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What is Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk?

What is Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk?

One of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies caused by prions (abnormal proteins) attacking the brain. CWD affects deer and elk but ...more »

  • Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: A neurodegenerative disease which is caused by infectious agents called prions. and occurs in deer, elk and moose. The condition is progressive and leads to inevitable death. It is unknown as to whether the disease is transmissible to humans. Symptoms begin a long time after initial infection.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: Introduction

Types of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk:

Broader types of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk:

Who gets Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk?

Patient Profile for Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: CWD affects deer and elk but not humans.

What causes Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk?

Causes of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: see causes of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk

What are the symptoms of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk?

Symptoms of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: see symptoms of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: Infectious Disease Specialist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk.
Treatments for Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: see treatments for Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk

Organs Affected by Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk:

Organs and body systems related to Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk include:

Name and Aliases of Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk

Main name of condition: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk

Class of Condition for Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: prion, animal

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: Related Conditions

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