Fatal familial insomnia
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial fatal insomnia
- Insomnia familial fatal
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There is currently no cure for fatal familial insomnia or treatment that can slow the disease progression. Management is based on alleviating symptoms and making affected people as comfortable as possible. A number of potential therapies are under current development, some of which have shown promising results in animal studies.
Last updated: 12/16/2014
- James A Mastrianni. Genetic Prion Diseases. GeneReviews. January 2, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1229/.
- NINDS Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. May 2014; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tse/tse.htm.
- Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, FRCP(C), FACP, FRCP. Prion-related Diseases. Medscape Reference. October 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1168941-overview.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Fatal familial insomnia. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.