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Disease Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform

Name Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform
Synonyms Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis | Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy | BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) | BSEs (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) | Encephalitis, Bovine Spongiform | Mad Cow Disease | Mad Cow Diseases | Spongiform Encephalopathy, Bovine
Definition A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cattle associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain. Affected animals develop excitability and salivation followed by ATAXIA. This disorder has been associated with consumption of SCRAPIE infected ruminant derived protein. This condition may be transmitted to humans, where it is referred to as variant or new variant CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME. (Vet Rec 1998 Jul 25;143(41):101-5)
Categories Animal disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D016643
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3. DiseasesAnimal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Cattle Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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