Prion Disease Testing
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Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, TSEs.
Testing for prion diseases may be considered for patients with undiagnosed, rapidly progressive dementia.
Information is collected from a variety of sources that may include brain or tonsillar biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Analysis for the presence of 14-3-3 type protein, electroencephalogram (EEG), brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neurologic exams, and patient history.
(Negative biopsy, normal CSF protein levels, normal EEG, normal MRI, normal neurologic examination.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Prion Disease Testing." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425453/all/Prion_Disease_Testing.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prion Disease Testing. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425453/all/Prion_Disease_Testing. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Prion Disease Testing. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425453/all/Prion_Disease_Testing
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prion Disease Testing [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425453/all/Prion_Disease_Testing.
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