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Slow Virus Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Slow Virus Diseases
Tree Number(s)
C01.925.839
Unique ID
D012897
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012897
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
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.
Entry Version
SLOW VIRUS DIS
NLM Classification #
WC 500
Previous Indexing
Virus Diseases (1966-1967)
See Also
Prion Diseases
Public MeSH Note
72
History Note
72(68)
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Slow Virus Diseases Preferred
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