KURU & Dementia?
Prateek K. Lala
ak961 at freenet.HSC.Colorado.EDU
Thu May 11 12:44:54 EST 1995
In a previous article, agiannot at thesis1.med.uth.tmc.edu (AnDreW g. GiaNnotTi) says:
>Hmmm... I think my computer ate my first attempt at posting this (my
>apologies if it appears twice!)
>I'm wondering if someone can help me differentiate between Kuru and
>Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease. Does Kuru present with dementia as well? I
>ran into a little conflict in one of my texts...
>Thanks in advance!
>AnDreW g. GiaNnotTi
As far as I recall, kuru does indeed lead to dementia, as well as (more
noticably) ataxia. Read articles by Stanley Prusiner, whose
ground-breaking work on prions is very informative.
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