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Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease

"Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An autosomal dominant familial prion disease with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations including ATAXIA, spastic paraparesis, extrapyramidal signs, and DEMENTIA. Clinical onset is in the third to sixth decade of life and the mean duration of illness prior to death is five years. Several kindreds with variable clinical and pathologic features have been described. Pathologic features include cerebral prion protein amyloidosis, and spongiform or neurofibrillary degeneration. (From Brain Pathol 1998 Jul;8(3):499-513; Brain Pathol 1995 Jan;5(1):61-75)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 7 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1991 and 2006 and 2008 and 2010 and 2014 and 2015 and 2017
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