Focus on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

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The present review looks at Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). After introducing the issue of transmission in animals, the author focuses on the main clinical pictures described in humans, discussing the issues linked to diagnosis both in the preclinical phase and post-onset, and the genetic risk. Lastly, information allowing the reader to assess the real risk of transmission to humans is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-18
Number of pages10
JournalSAGGI - Neuropsicologia Infantile Psicopedagogia Riabilitazione
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Encephalopathies
  • Mad cow disease
  • Progressive brain damage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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