Slow Virus Diseases

Diseases of viral origin, characterized by incubation periods of months to years, insidious onset of clinical manifestations, and protracted clinical course. Though the disease process is protracted, viral multiplication may not be unusually slow. Conventional viruses produce slow virus diseases such as SUBACUTE SCLEROSING PANENCEPHALITIS, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL), and AIDS. Diseases produced by unconventional agents were originally considered part of this group. They are now called PRION DISEASES.
Also Known As:
Disease, Slow Virus; Diseases, Slow Virus; Slow Virus Disease; Virus Disease, Slow; Virus Diseases, Slow
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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Amyloid Plaque
2. Rubella (German Measles)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Slow Virus Diseases:
1. PrP 27-30 ProteinIBA
2. Amyloid (Amyloid Fibrils)IBA
3. PrPSc ProteinsIBA
4. Proteins (Proteins, Gene)IBA
5. AntigensIBA
6. Antigen-Antibody Complex (Immune Complex)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Corneal Transplantation (Keratoplasty)