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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (Prion Disease) and Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (Prion Disease) and Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course CNS Infection—Clinical Neurology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (Prion Diseases)
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Conversion of Alpha helix to beta pleated sheet
    2. Conversion of Alpha pleated sheet to beta helix
    3. Conversion of Beta-helix to alpha pleated sheet
    4. Conversion of alpha helix to beta helix
    5. Conversion of alpha pleated sheet to beta pleated sheet
    1. The regular autoclave of instruments prevents iatrogenic transmission of prion disease.
    2. Prion protein acquires relative resistance to digestion with proteases.
    3. Prions are highly infectious particles.
    4. Kuru is an example of prion disease.
    5. Prion protein is usually a normal protein in the neuron.
    1. CSF protein type
    2. CSF cell count
    3. CSF glucose
    4. CSF opening pressure
    5. CSF neutrophil count

    Author of lecture Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (Prion Disease) and Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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