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Doctor insights on: What Are The Symptoms Or Signs Of Kuru

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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 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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What are the symptoms or signs of pseudomyopia thats different from regular myopia?

What are the symptoms or signs of pseudomyopia thats different from regular myopia?

Focus spasm: Pseudomyopia is a temporary focus spasm of the ciliary muscle causing a shift toward nearsightedness. It is common in young adults who have active accommodation especially after preparing for an exam, or a change in occupation. It can also have organic causes. The diagnosis is made with a cycloplegic refraction during which the focus spasm will go away but real myopia will remain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms or signs that a child who is 8 have adhd, add, and odd, i've done research, signs are correct, but no one will help!

What are the symptoms or signs that a child who is 8 have adhd, add, and odd, i've done research, signs are correct, but no one will help!

Find a Dr who treats: There should not be much difficulty finding someone to treat an 8 year old. Especially if the symptoms are all classic. There are many different treatments and different treatments work better for different patients. Try to get a doctor recommendation from friends or possibly someone at the school may know a doctor who treats a lot of patients that could give you a name. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

Subtle: More often than not they are mild and easy to miss as just having a "flu" and being under the weather. They include: fatigue, poor appetite, increasing need to sleep but not waking up refreshed, nausea in the morning, lack of libido, muscle cramping and ultimately swelling, shortness of breath and low urine output. ...Read more

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I was curious if anyone knows some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

I was curious if anyone knows some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more

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What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure i don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure i don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more