sporadic fatal insomnia

sporadic fatal insomnia

Neurology A prion disease manifest by insomnia, marked tearing of eyes, delusional ideation, dementia, death. See Prion disease.

sporadic fatal insomnia

See FATAL FAMILIAL INSOMNIA.
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Familial and sporadic fatal insomnia. Lancet Neurol 2003;2:167-76.
Sporadic fatal insomnia with spongiform degeneration in the thalamus and widespread PrPSc deposits in the brain.
Brief report: Prion protein conformation in a patient with sporadic fatal insomnia. The New England Journal of Medicine, 340(21), 1630-1638.