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GSS: Introduction

One of a group of human prion disease such as CJD. GSS is an abbreviation for Gertsmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease which is a rare inherited neurodegenerative brain infection caused by a prion (abnormal protein particle). The condition progresses slowly but is always fatal. Generally a person survives 1 to 11 years after onset begins. Onset usually occurs between the ages of 35 and 55. ...more »

Symptoms of GSS

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Causes of GSS

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GSS: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and GSS

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis more »

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GSS: Rare Types

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GSS: Animations

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


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