Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and related human spongiform encephalopathies.

  title={Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and related human spongiform encephalopathies.},
  author={Thomas Weber and Michael Otto and Monika Bodemer and Inga Zerr},
  journal={Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie},
  volume={51 9},
Spongiform encephalopathies are transmissible diseases (TSE) of animals and humans. With the appearance of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in 1986 and in 1996 with the identification of an apparently new variant of the human spongiform encephalopathy Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), great concerns of a potential transmission of BSE to humans have been voiced. The agent known to transmit CJD and other human and animal spongiform encephalopathies is designated as prion, i.e., proteinaceous… CONTINUE READING


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