Flashcards in Infectious Diseases Deck (10):
... cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
untreatable, fatal neurodegenerative diseases like Mad Cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob
transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
an abnormal/misfolded form of a host protein
prion protein is normally present in ...
obligate intracellular parasites?
viruses are composed of...
nucleic acid genome, protein caspid, +/- lipid envelope
predilection for infecting specific cell types?
acute tissue damages, neutrophils (pus), bacterial infections
deep fungal infections, mycobacterial infections