Maine Med patient believed to have dangerous prion disease
What Is The Definition Of Gerstmann Straussler Scheinker syndrome
Gerstmann Sträussler Scheinker syndrome or GSS 🔊
Gerstmann–Sträussler–Scheinker syndrome (GSS) is a very rare, usually familial, fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects patients from 20 to 60 years in age. Though exclusively heritable, this extremely rare disease is classified with the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) due to the causative role played by PRNP, the human prion protein. GSS was first reported by the Austrian physicians Josef Gerstmann, Ernst Sträussler and Ilya Scheinker in 1936.