Basic Summary for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy


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Main name of condition: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Other names or spellings: BSE, mad cow disease


What is Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?
  Brief description of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: BSE or "mad cow disease" in cows; may be linked to variant CJD in humans.
  Parent types of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: Prion diseases, Zoonotic Diseases, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: brain
Who gets Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?
  Patient Profile for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: BSE affects cow not humans, but may be related to human variant CJD.
What causes Bovine spongiform encephalopathy?
  Class of Condition for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: prion, animal
  Causes of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: see causes of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  Risk factors for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: see risk factors for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: see treatments for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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