Symptoms of Prion diseases


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General information about symptoms of Prion diseases: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Prion diseases. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Prion diseases. Furthermore, symptoms of Prion diseases may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Prion diseases.

List of symptoms of Prion diseases: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Prion diseases includes:

Symptoms of Prion diseases: Symptoms of TSEs vary, but they commonly include personality changes, psychiatric problems such as depression, lack of coordination, and/or an unsteady gait. Patients also may experience involuntary jerking movements called myoclonus, unusual sensations, insomnia, confusion, or memory problems. In the later stages of the disease, patients have severe mental impairment and lose the ability to move or speak. 1

More symptoms of Prion diseases: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Prion diseases, underlying causes of Prion diseases, associated conditions for Prion diseases, risk factors for Prion diseases, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Information Page: NINDS

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