Human prion diseases
ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, pp. 385-395, 1994.
The prion diseases, sometimes referred to as the "transmissible spongiform encephalopathies," include kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease of humans as well as scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy of animals. Por many years, the prion diseases were thought to be caused by viruses despite intr...More
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