Sunday, January 19, 2014


Sunday, January 19, 2014

National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center Cases Examined1 as of January 8, 2014

please note, the many different faces of the TSE prion disease, and their names that change during that time, have changed again.

now sFFI is being referenced as sFI, a TSE prion disease, but you would have never known it by it's name.

I believe it was Gambetti et al that coined this term sporadic FFI, from some conspicuous sub-type of sporadic CJD possibly?

seems they could not tie it to a true FFI by diagnostic standards to date, so it was then termed a sFFI, confusing matters even worse ;

A subtype of sporadic prion disease mimicking fatal familial insomnia

Zhonghua Shi Yan He Lin Chuang Bing Du Xue Za Zhi. 2009 Apr;23(2):124-6.
[Analysis for clinical and genetic characteristics of a sporadic FFI case].
[Article in Chinese]

Xia SL, Xu YM, Xu Q, Xie ZQ, Shen XJ, Zhou W, Du R, Zhang J, Han J, Xu BL, Dong XP.

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