Diagnostic Tests for Kuru


Diagnostic Test list for Kuru: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Kuru includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Kuru: nor is there currently a diagnostic test for kuru or other TSEs. The only way to confirm a diagnosis of a TSE is through a brain biopsy or autopsy. In a brain biopsy, a neurosurgeon removes a small piece of tissue from the patientís brain for examination. Usually, this is done only to rule out other, potentially treatable, diseases, like encephalitis or meningitis that might mimic the symptoms of a TSE disease. 1

1. excerpt from NINDS Kuru Information Page: NINDS

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