Disease names and abbreviations of spongiform encephalopathies are given in Table 14.14-14.1
(Do not confuse “kudu” and “kuru.”)
The infectious agents of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are known as TSE agents or prions. The term prion (from “proteinaceous infectious particle”) reflects the agents’ proposed association or identity with spongiform encephalopathy–related pathologic proteins. Follow author preference for the terms ...