Prion

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Prion Diseases (TSEs)
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Microscopic "holes" are characteristic in prion-affected tissue sections, causin the tissue tae develop a "spongy" airchitectur.
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Specialty infectious disease[*]
ICD-10 A81
ICD-9-CM 046

A prion is an infectious agent, componed entirely o protein, presumed tae be the cause o the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs).