Mad Cow Disease
Alternate Names : Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, New Variant CJD
What are the treatments for the disease?
There is no treatment for nvCJD. Medicines
may be used to treat psychiatric problems or to relieve symptoms.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
All medicines may have side effects. These may
include allergic reactions
and stomach upset. Specific side effects depend on the medicines used.
What happens after treatment for the disease?
NvCJD causes progressive brain damage and death. The
person usually dies within 2 years after symptoms start.
How is the disease monitored?
Symptoms and physical exam are followed to see if any
new medicines to treat symptoms may be needed. Any new or worsening
symptoms should be reported to the doctor.