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Fatal familial insomnia

Fatal familial insomnia: Introduction

A rare brain disease where the patient loses the ability to fall asleep. Prognosis is poor and the inability to sleep is gradually degenerative and eventually fatal. ...more »

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Causes of Fatal familial insomnia

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Fatal familial insomnia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Fatal familial insomnia

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Prognosis for Fatal familial insomnia

Prognosis for Fatal familial insomnia: the condition is progressive and death usually occurs about 9 months from onset of symptoms

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Definitions of Fatal familial insomnia:

An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by degeneration of the THALAMUS and progressive insomnia. It is caused by a mutation in the prion protein (PRIONS). - (Source - Diseases Database)

Fatal familial insomnia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Fatal familial insomnia, or a subtype of Fatal familial insomnia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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