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What is Prion diseases?

What is Prion diseases?

Prions are abnormal proteins that attack the brain from inside. None of the human prion diseases are common and animal prion diseases are more ...more »

  • Prion diseases: Various diseases caused by abnormal proteins (prions) in the brain.
  • Prion diseases: Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.
    Source - Diseases Database

Prion diseases: Introduction

Types of Prion diseases:

Types of Prion diseases:

Broader types of Prion diseases:

How serious is Prion diseases?

Complications of Prion diseases: see complications of Prion diseases

What causes Prion diseases?

Causes of Prion diseases: see causes of Prion diseases

What are the symptoms of Prion diseases?

Symptoms of Prion diseases: see symptoms of Prion diseases

Complications of Prion diseases: see complications of Prion diseases

Can anyone else get Prion diseases?

More information: see contagiousness of Prion diseases

Prion diseases: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Prion diseases.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Prion diseases.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Prion diseases: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Prion diseases.
Treatments for Prion diseases: see treatments for Prion diseases
Research for Prion diseases: see research for Prion diseases

Name and Aliases of Prion diseases

Main name of condition: Prion diseases

Other names or spellings for Prion diseases:

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, TSE

Prions and prion related disease Source - Diseases Database

Prion diseases: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Prion diseases:


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