Subacute spongiform encephalopathies.


Subacute spongiform encephalopathies are rare fatal diseases that affect the central nervous system, which is thought to be caused by prions, characterized clinically by a rapid progressive dementing course, along with generalized myoclonus. The prototype of these conditions in humans is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Although the final diagnosis depends… (More)


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