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What is kurus disease and is it contagious ?

What is kurus disease and is it contagious
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YES: Kuru is a rare and fatal brain disorder that occurred at epidemic levels during the 1950s-60s among the fore people in the highlands of new guinea. The disease was the result of the practice of ritualistic cannibalism among the fore, in which relatives prepared and consumed the tissues (including brain) of deceased family members. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the disease kuru please?

Can you tell me the disease kuru please?

Kuru: Kuru is a spongiform encephalopathy that was noted to be transmitted via funerary cannibalism among members of the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea. The infection is due to a prion found in human beings. ...Read more

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Why does consuming the flesh of another human make us ill and catch kuru but we can still eat other animals?

Kuru: Kuru has been spread through funerary cannibalism in the Fore tribe. The prion that causes this spongiform encephalopathy is found in humans. Evidently other primates are capable of being infected. ...Read more

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What is HLH disease?

What is HLH disease?

Rare genetic disease: HLH is a rare genetic disease that can be fatal due to severe inflammation. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemophagocytic_lymphohistiocytosis ...Read more

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What pick's disease?

What pick's disease?

Nuerodegeerative des: Pick's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms include loss of speech (aphasia) and dementia. While some of the symptoms can initially be alleviated, the disease progresses and patients often die within two to ten years. ...Read more

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What is slims disease?

What is slims disease?

HIV: Slims disease is the old term for HIV ( human immunodeficiency) wasting syndrome or aids. ...Read more

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What is severs disease?

What is severs disease?

Sever's disease : Or calcaneal apophysitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive microtrauma of growth plates of the calcaneus bone in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 14 years of age. ...Read more

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What is buchet disease?

What is buchet disease?

Behcet's disease?: Behçet's disease is an inflammation of arteries (vasculitis) that often presents with mucous membrane ulcers and eye problems. As a systemic disease, it can also involve organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems. ...Read more

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What is bichet disease?

Bechet's disease: Is an autoimmune process associated with ulceration throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is maralia disease?

What is maralia disease?

Malaria: Malaria is a disease of the blood spread by mosquito bites. It can be deadly and is one of the major areas of research by numerous agencies world wide. ...Read more

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What is bowen's disease?

What is bowen's disease?

Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream. ...Read more

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What is leigh's disease?

What is leigh's disease?

Leigh Syndrome: Is a neurological disorder that cause psychomotor regression and loss of cognitive ability usually resulting in death in early childhood. ...Read more

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What is perthys disease?

What is perthys disease?

Perthes disease: Legg–calvé–perthes syndrome is a form of osteochondritis of the hip joint, where growth/loss of bone mass leads to some degree of collapse of the hip joint and to deformity of the ball of the femur and sometimes the surface of the hip socket. It occurs most often in children/teens and can lead to chronic arthritis in adults. Treatment includes bracing, traction, physical therapy, and surgery. ...Read more

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What is bitchet disease?

What is bitchet disease?

Behcet: Behcet's disease is an autoimmune disorder that results of recurrent oral and genital ulcers with eye inflammation, and often with a host of other inflammatory diseases in other organ systems. ...Read more

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What is burgers disease?

What is  burgers disease?

What kind of burger?: There is a berger's disease, which is a kidney disease (glomerulonephritis) caused by a person's own IgA antibodies. His antibodies damage his kidneys, but the reason for the antibodies is not known. There is another, called buerger's disease, which is an inflammation of the blood vessels (thromboangiitis obliterans) caused by damage and clotting inside blood vessels, maybe due to tobacco toxins. ...Read more

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What is fordyces disease?

What is fordyces disease?

Fox-Fordyce disease: This is taken from e-medicine: fox-fordyce disease is an infrequently occurring chronic pruritic papular eruption that localizes to areas where apocrine glands are found. The etiology of fox-fordyce disease currently is unknown. The eponym is based on the 1902 report by g. Fox and j. Fordyce. More info free online at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1070560-overview. ...Read more

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What is huntings disease?

What is huntings disease?

Hunting?: If u meant huntington's disease, it is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination & leads to cognitive deficits & psychiatric problems. Symptoms become noticeable between ages 35 & 45, & include jerky random uncontrollable movements called chorea, memory problems, mood changes, etc. ...Read more

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What is wilson's disease?

What is wilson's disease?

Copper accumulation: Wilson's disease is a disorder in which copper accumulates in the body cells. This causes liver disease, psychological changes, and movement disorders similar to parkinsons disease. It can usually be diagnosed by blood and urine tests, but sometimes requires a liver biopsy. It is treated by a low copper diet and medication that reduces copper levels. ...Read more

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What is grover's disease?

What is grover's disease?

GD: Grover's disease is a itchy skin condition that commonly affects the chest and back. Although, it is referred in dermatology as "transient acantholytic dermatois, " it may sometimes have a protracted course. Various treatments may be used, which may involve keeping the skin cool and dry, topical steroids, moisturizing creams, phototherapy and some oral agents. ...Read more