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StatementEdited by Wolfgang Zeman [and] Edwin H. Lennette. Series editor: Joel G. Brunson.
ContributionsZeman, Wolfgang, ed., Lennette, Edwin H., 1908- ed., American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists.
LC ClassificationsRC114.5 .S55
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Paginationxii, 145 p.
Number of Pages145
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Open LibraryOL5419473M
ISBN 100683093681
LC Control Number73012513

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In man, slow virus diseases are kuru, affecting cannabilistic tribes in New Guinea, and Jakob–Creutzfeldt disease which very rarely occurs in Britain. In animals, slow virus diseases include the Aleutian disease of mink and scrapie in sheep.

Slow Virus Infections of the Central Nervous System: Investigational Approaches to Etiology and Pathogenesis of These Diseases. ter Meulen, M. Katz. Until Prusiner's seminal paper in5 scrapie, a long known disease of sheep, was the prototype for a class of chronic neurodegenerative diseases deemed to be caused by “slow viruses.” Prusiner and his colleagues demonstrated that, instead of being a nucleic acid-based virion or other microorganism, the infectious scrapie agent was a novel, proteinaceous particle that consistently copurified with.

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There are several types of viral disease, depending on the underlying virus. We’ll go over some of the main types, including how they. Slow viruses. Historically, the term "slow virus infections" was coined for a poorly defined group of seemingly viral diseases which were later found to be caused by several quite different conventional viruses, also unconventional infectious nevertheless shared the properties of causing diseases with long incubation periods and a protracted course of illness, affecting largely the.

infectious virus between episodes of recurrent disease. • Chronic infection ‐ by the continued presence of infectious virus following the primary infection and may include chronic or recurrent disease. • Slow infection is characterized by a prolonged incubation period followed by progressive disease.

Medical science has begun to control a number of acute virus infections, many by drug treatment and/or immunization, but persistent virus infections are largely uncontrolled.

Diseases caused by persistent virus infections include acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-related complexes, chronic hepatitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (chronic measles encephalitis), chronic.

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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Sub-acute sclerosing panencephalitis (measles virus) Prion diseases: Kuru, Creutzfeld-Jakob disease CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR Bacteriophage: Structure of bacteriophage.

From a pediatric point of view, only SSPE and PRP are of interest, since the other slow virus diseases are usually not seen in children. SSPE is caused by a measles virus : V Ter Meulen. Slow Virus Diseases. Hind AbdulRahman Unit: Dr Sumaia Al Asad.

MD Definition: A slow virus disease is a disease that, after an extended period of latency, follows a slow, progressive course spanning months to years, frequently involving the. • The slow virus concept was first introduced by Björn Sigurðsson in and he and his co-workers made pioneering studies on slow diseases in sheep including maedi, visna and scrapie.

• Some chronic degenerative neurological diseases of humans may have a similar pathogenesis. SLOW VIRUS DISEASES.• Animals/Humans suffer• Sheep – Scrape Visna Maedi• Incubation months to years• CNS involvement,• Genetic Predisposition.• Absence of Immune response.• Fatal Terminal MD 2 3.

CHARACTERS OF SLOW VIRUSES 1 Incubation from months to years. 2 Illness from months to years. 3 Involvement of CNS. The virus does not spread easily in other ways.

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In humans, the “slow” agents cause central nervous system diseases characterized by a long incubation period, a gradual onset, and a progressive, invariably fatal course. There is no antimicrobial therapy for these diseases.

Note that the term slow refers to the disease, not to the rate of replication of those viruses that cause these slow diseases. Examples of prion disease and slow virus include bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfield-Jacob disease.

The reason the slow virus is now referred to as a prion disease is due to theories about how these diseases get passed. They are not typical viruses, but instead are usually caused by body accumulation of very small cells called.

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Slow viral or prion diseases. Introduction Some chronic degenerative diseases of the central nervous system in humans are caused by "slow" or chronic, persistent infections by classic viruses.

subacute sclerosing panencephalitis progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Other diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathieseg, Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseaseappear to be caused by.

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a disease that follows a slow, progressive course spanning months to years, frequently involving the central nervous system and ultimately leading to death; examples are visna and maedi disease of sheep, caused by viruses of the genus Lentivirus (family Retroviridae), and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, apparently caused by the measles virus.

Slow virus: A virus that has a long incubation period before the onset of a very gradual progressive disease. Typically, the diseases caused by slow viruses affect the central nervous system and are associated with a variety of nervous system symptoms while having a characteristically protracted, progressive clinical course.

Characteristics of chikungunya and other arboviral diseases are shown in Box CLINICAL PRESENTATION. Approximately 3%–28% of people infected with chikungunya virus will remain asymptomatic.

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