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Descriptor English: Slow Virus Diseases
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedades por Virus Lento
Descriptor enfermedades por virus lentos
Entry term(s) infecciones por virus lentos
Scope note: Enfermedades de origen vírico, caracterizadas por períodos de incubación de meses a años, comienzo insidioso de las manifestaciones clínicas, y curso clínico prolongado. Aunque el proceso de la enfermedad es largo, la multiplicación vírica puede no ser inusualmente lenta. Los virus convencionales producen enfermedades víricas lentas como la PANENCEFALITIS ESCLEROSANTE SUBAGUDA, la LEUCOENCEFALOPATÍA MULTIFOCAL PROGRESIVA y el SIDA. Originalmente se incluyó en este grupo a las enfermedades producidas por agentes no convencionales, que ahora se denominan ENFERMEDADES POR PRIONES.
Descriptor Portuguese: Doenças por Vírus Lento
Descriptor French: Infections à virus lents
Entry term(s): Disease, Slow Virus
Diseases, Slow Virus
Slow Virus Disease
Virus Disease, Slow
Virus Diseases, Slow
Tree number(s): C01.925.839
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012897
Scope note: Diseases of viral origin, characterized by incubation periods of months to years, insidious onset of clinical manifestations, and protracted clinical course. Though the disease process is protracted, viral multiplication may not be unusually slow. Conventional viruses produce slow virus diseases such as SUBACUTE SCLEROSING PANENCEPHALITIS, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL), and AIDS. Diseases produced by unconventional agents were originally considered part of this group. They are now called PRION DISEASES.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Virus Diseases (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 72
History Note: 72(68)
Entry Version: SLOW VIRUS DIS
Related: Prion Diseases MeSH
DeCS ID: 13280
Unique ID: D012897
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1992/05/22
Slow Virus Diseases - Preferred
Concept UI M0019974
Scope note Diseases of viral origin, characterized by incubation periods of months to years, insidious onset of clinical manifestations, and protracted clinical course. Though the disease process is protracted, viral multiplication may not be unusually slow. Conventional viruses produce slow virus diseases such as SUBACUTE SCLEROSING PANENCEPHALITIS, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL), and AIDS. Diseases produced by unconventional agents were originally considered part of this group. They are now called PRION DISEASES.
Preferred term Slow Virus Diseases
Entry term(s) Disease, Slow Virus
Diseases, Slow Virus
Slow Virus Disease
Virus Disease, Slow
Virus Diseases, Slow



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