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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease) Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Mad Cow Disease; Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform; BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy); Encephalitis, Bovine Spongiform; BSEs (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) Show All >>

Networked: 481 relevant articles (6 outcomes, 35 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Amyloid (Amyloid Fibrils) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 14 results : IBA
  2. Acquired CJD : 1 outcome 2 studies in 6 results : IBA
  3. Sericins (Sericin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  4. Paraffin : 1 outcome in 5 results : IBA
  5. Formaldehyde (Formol) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 1
  6. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  7. Aprotinin (Trasylol) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 1
  8. Prions : 8 studies in 153 results : IBA
  9. PrPSc Proteins : 6 studies in 31 results : IBA
  10. Proteins (Proteins, Gene) : 4 studies in 35 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

  1. Infection
  2. Scrapie
  3. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
  4. Kuru
  5. Hemorrhage
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Key Therapies for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

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  1. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions) : 2 studies in 14 results
  2. Surgical Instruments (Clip) : 1 study in 3 results
  3. Prostheses and Implants (Prosthesis) : 1 study in 1 result
  4. Transplants (Transplant) : 7 results
  5. Heterologous Transplantation (Xenotransplantation) : 2 results
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