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I'm afraid of getting a prion disease. How can I prevent this?

I'm afraid of getting a prion disease. How can I prevent this?

VERY rare: Prion disease are extremely rare Creutzfeld Jacob disease for instance has a one in million rate of occurrence Don't worry?! ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Curious about prion disease, after reading an article. How rare is it? What are prevention methods? How many cases per year.

Curious about prion disease, after reading an article. How rare is it? What are prevention methods? How many cases per year.

See below: This is a group of diseases. All uncommon. The only preventive measure it not eat meat from animals that may be affected. For more information you may consult these two sites.
https://www. Niaid. Nih. Gov/diseases-conditions/prion-diseases
http://www. Cdc. Gov/prions/index. Html ...Read more

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Is altzheimer's a prion disease?

Is altzheimer's a prion disease?

Alzheimer dementia: Can show plaques in the brain that can stain similarly to those in prion diseases but are not clearly the same sort of protein. ...Read more

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Does the fact that ive ate meat from hunted deer in the past put me at risk of developing a prion disease in the future?

Does the fact that ive ate meat from hunted deer in the past put me at risk of developing a prion disease in the future?

No evidence: Prion disease is extremely rare to begin with. No case from hunted animals has ever been documented. And there are a lot of hunters out there bagging deer and other wild animals. Don't lose any sleep over this one. ...Read more

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What is a prion disease?

What is a prion disease?

Prions: Prions are a protein that is misfolded and accumulates and deposits in the body. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a prion disease?

What are the symptoms of a prion disease?

Neuro: Decline in mental function, rapid over a few months. The hallmark symptom, often present, is myoclonic jerks while fully conscious. Lack of coordination is common if the cerebellum is involved. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a prion disease? Prion disease?

Multiple diseases: Prion diseases included a number of disorders. The most prominent, cjd, causes, dementia, ataxia, weird painful sensations, seizures, wasting etc. For more information please consult the following site.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/prions/. ...Read more

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What is the most common way a person gets a prion disease?

Ingestion: Current research suggests that the primary method of infection in animals is through ingestion.

Knowledge in this field is in the formative stages, and research is continuing, trying to elucidate the means of transmission.

Good news: clearly, occurrence is not common in humans; and when it occurs in animals, e.g. "mad cow disease", is isolated and eliminated, thus no spread. ...Read more

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How do I make sure I never get a prion disease? Saw something about it on tv and they look horrifying

How do I make sure I never get a prion disease? Saw something about it on tv and they look horrifying

Don't think about it: Prion disease is extremely rare. Classic cases are usually genetic or having to do with cannibalism. Mad cow disease causing human prion disease is a possibility but it is not well established. One can eliminate meat from diet but there is no way to ensure you won't get it. It is out of your control so relax and don't let something like this stop you from living. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for prion disease? Pet scan?

Why r u concerned?: No one eats human brains anymore, so human "prion disease" = cjd. There are 3 types: sporadic, familial & variant. Sporadic is impossible to predict. Familial runs in families; it's genetic and can be tested for but genotype does not predict phenotype. Variant is contracted by eating contaminated beef. Check out www. Cjdsurveillance. Com. My advice: find something else to worry about. ...Read more

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Could organ and blood donation cause prion disease?

Could organ and blood donation cause prion disease?

Not for donor: A donor of an organ or blood cannot be infected with a prion disease. An organ recipient can become infected with a prion disease if the donor suffered from that disease. For example, until this was recognized and screening initiatted, it was possible to transmit creutzfeld-jacob disease through cornea transplant. ...Read more

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Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Either potentially: Cooking does not inactivate the malfolded infectious prion protein nor does formalin treatment. It was shown decades ago that brain in formalin for years could transmit cjd. ...Read more

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Is it possible that Alzheimer's and many other dementias are a prion disease since the real cause has never been determined?

Is it possible that Alzheimer's and many other dementias are a prion disease since the real cause has never been determined?

Yes: Researchers are already discussing this. The term prion just means that protein misfolding self-perpetuates. It is not an actual disease itself but more if a descriptive term ...Read more

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I have been suffering from insomnia the past 2 months. Sleep study results were normal. Does that rule out serious brain diseases e.g. a prion disease?

I have been suffering from insomnia the past 2 months. Sleep study results were normal. Does that rule out serious brain diseases e.g. a prion disease?

No: It will rule different type of sleep apnea. Insomnia usually is psychological and usually responds to good sleep hygiene and physical exhaustion. Why are you concerned about an uncommon neurological Disease? ...Read more

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How can prion diseases be prevented?

How can prion diseases be prevented?

There are many forms: Of Prion disease from Fatal Familial Insomnia to Kuru. Generally speaking I would avoid eating brains form any source (see my editorial in the British Medical Journal Lancet) also avoid blood products from potentially contaminated sources where there have been cases of Variant CJD (Mad cow disease). Some cases occur through spontaneous mutations, corneal transplants and contaminated allographs. ...Read more

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How to cure and prevent virginal infection?

How to cure and prevent virginal infection?

Pelvic Exam: Get a pelvic exam by your physician and get treated if there is an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for saunas prevent infections?

Is it possible for saunas prevent infections?

A sauna like...: ...You might find in a health club? No. They don't prevent infection. ...Read more

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How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

Washing and cooking: To prevent e. Coli infections, one needs to wash thoroughly all fruits and vegetables, which will lower but not eliminate the risk, and thoroughly cook all meat products, especially ground beef. Proper cleaning of all food preparation areas will also be important in preventing the infection. ...Read more

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What's the role of lysine in preventing infections?

Herpes: Lysine appears to interfere with herpes virus metabolism of arginine, so its use in infections is to reduce herpes flares (both cold sores as well as genital herpes). ...Read more

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How to prevent e.Coli infection?

Wash hands cook food: Nearly all E. coli infections are the result of a fecal-oral transmission route. This means wash hands and and don't eat undercooked ground meat from giant producers you don't know. ...Read more