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Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Amyloidosis cerebral with spongiform encephalopathy
  • Cerebellar ataxia, progressive dementia, and amyloid deposits in the central nervous system
  • Encephalopathy subacute spongiform Gerstmann-Straussler type
  • Gerstmann Straussler Scheinker syndrome
  • GSSD
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Amyloidosis cerebral with spongiform encephalopathy
  • Cerebellar ataxia, progressive dementia, and amyloid deposits in the central nervous system
  • Encephalopathy subacute spongiform Gerstmann-Straussler type
  • Gerstmann Straussler Scheinker syndrome
  • GSSD
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.