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What is spongiform encephalopathy?

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Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology

In brief: Mad cow (prion) dis

The brain in prion disease shows large distended vacuoles (bubbles) to the extent that under the microscope, the vacuoles are empty, giving the brain an appearance that is reminiscent of a sponge (or swiss cheese, for that matter).

In brief: Mad cow (prion) dis

The brain in prion disease shows large distended vacuoles (bubbles) to the extent that under the microscope, the vacuoles are empty, giving the brain an appearance that is reminiscent of a sponge (or swiss cheese, for that matter).
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