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Glossary for Transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME)

  • Alpers Syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by liver disease, seizures and progressive, episodic psychomotor retardation.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A very rare degenerative brain disease that can be inherited, transmitted (eg in surgical transplants using infected tissue) or as a result of genetic mutations. The condition is fatal.
  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Fatal familial insomnia: A very rare inherited brain disease that severely affects sleep and causes progressive deterioration of mental and movement functions.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Prion diseases: Various diseases caused by abnormal proteins (prions) in the brain.
  • Zoonotic Diseases: When a condition is transmitted through a zoonotic organisms

 

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