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Symptoms Of Mad Cow Disease In Humans
vCJD is a form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, which is a rare neurodegenerative disease. As opposed to "classic" CJD, which starts typically in patients over 65 years old, vCJD begins primarily with psychiatric symptoms, in younger patients (<30 years old on average) than other types of CJD and has a longer duration from start ...Read more
Severe: Mad cow's disease (bovine spongioform encephalopathy =bse) is a very serious incurable disease often with progressive psychological and mental problems associated with rigidity and movement disorders of the extremities fortunately now that we know the etiology very rare the equivalent creutzfeld jacob disease = cjd occurs in one out of a million of the population. ...Read more
Subtle: The behavioral, personality, and mood changes are the first warning but are nonspecific. The tremor and myoclonic jerking will alert a physician to the possibility. The incubation period is many years, and people exposed during the epidemic may still become ill. The disease is not treatable, and there is no benefit to early diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no evidence that antibiotics have anything to do with viral mutations, particularly influenza which is known to mutate regularly long before antibiotics were used. Mad cow disease is caused by a prion, and this is too complicated to discuss here. But it is not in any way related to antibiotics. ...Read more
Mad cow disease: Mad cow disease (bse) affects cattle, and when it affects humans it is called variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease (vcjd). It is believed to be caused by a specific type of misfolded protein called a prion. Most cases worldwide are reported in the uk. By october 2009, it had killed 166 people in the uk, and 44 elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: That's fantasy. There are reasonable opponents of genetically modified organisms, but alleging that they cause prion disease is simply making things up -- and there are plenty of militants of every camp who do this sort of thing. ...Read more
They are related.: Cjd and mad cow are prion disorders. Prion diseases are caused by misfolding of the prion protein. The misfolded protein is capable of inducing the normal form of the prion protein to misfold as well. In typical cjd the misfolded protein is human prion protein. In mad cow disease misfolded protein is bovine prion, which causes disease in cattle and can cause misfolding of human prion protein too. ...Read more
No: Mad cow disease is believed to be a disease caused by the build up (and transmission) of a certain protein in the nerves of our brain. The resultant damage can cause gliosis, but gliosis can also occur in a variety of conditions other than mad cow disease. Gliosis is a term to explain "scarring" in the brain that could be caused by trauma, infections, tumors, radiation therapy, etc. ...Read more
In creutzfeldt jacob disease (cjd) and/or new variant cjd, is the classical/alternate complement pathway negatively affected in any way?
No: There's no inflammatory response to the prions. Given that everything affects everything else in a petri dish (which is why everything supposedly causes and prevents cancer), i must advise you that this line of inquiry isn't going to lead to anything helpful. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, thanks for asking. ...Read more
What is mad cow disease? Can i contract mad cow disease ingesting vitamins, supplements or pills that contain gelatin?
Prion disease: Mad cow disease, a.K.A. Variant (or sporadic) creutzfeldt-jakob disease, is a prion disease. Prion protein is an "infectious" protein that is transmitted from exposure to brain tissue or proteins of someone or an animal with the disease. While it is possible to contract prion disease from oral ingestion of prion protein, those are extremely unlikely sources of prion protein. ...Read more
Cows vs human: Mad cow disease/variant cjd is acquired by eating meat from from affected cows, not a risk in usa. Classical cjd may be acquired from an infected person through blood, or tissue, or, mostly it occurs sporadically due to genetic predisposition. You may consult this site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/index.Htm. ...Read more
US: ~300 per year: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease occurs at a rate of approximately 1 case per million people per year. According to the cdc, the us has reported between 279 and 352 cases a year over the past five years. The public health agency of canada reports between 30 and 53 cases per year in the same period, which is approximately the save overall rate per population. ...Read more
Same as in boys: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more
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