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Descriptor English: Wasting Disease, Chronic
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedad Debilitante Crónica
Descriptor enfermedad debilitante crónica
Entry term(s) enfermedad crónica debilitante
Scope note: Encefalopatía espongiforme transmisible (enfermedad por priones) de CIERVOS y alces caracterizada por pérdida de peso crónica que lleva a la muerte. Se cree que se disemina por contacto directo entre animales o por contaminación ambiental con la proteína priónica (PRIONES).
Descriptor Portuguese: Doença de Emaciação Crônica
Descriptor French: Maladie du dépérissement chronique
Entry term(s): Chronic Wasting Disease
Tree number(s): C01.207.800.858
C10.228.228.800.858
C10.574.843.925
C22.955
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D034081
Scope note: A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (prion disease) of DEER and elk characterized by chronic weight loss leading to death. It is thought to spread by direct contact between animals or through environmental contamination with the prion protein (PRIONS).
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
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
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Prion Diseases (1993-2002)
Wasting Syndrome (1999-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
DeCS ID: 37280
Unique ID: D034081
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Wasting Disease, Chronic - Preferred
Concept UI M0404623
Scope note A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (prion disease) of DEER and elk characterized by chronic weight loss leading to death. It is thought to spread by direct contact between animals or through environmental contamination with the prion protein (PRIONS).
Preferred term Wasting Disease, Chronic
Entry term(s) Chronic Wasting Disease



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