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Mad Cow Disease

Alternate Names : Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, New Variant CJD

Mad Cow Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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.

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Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/21/01

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