Microbiology Quiz #51, Prions  

1. Which of the following best describes the mechanism of prion disease pathogenesis? 

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2. A 60-year-old male presents with rapidly progressive dementia, myoclonus, and visual disturbances. An EEG shows periodic sharp wave complexes. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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3. Which of the following is a characteristic feature of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) when transmitted to humans? 

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4. Which of the following modes of transmission is associated with the development of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)? 

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5. A patient presents with a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by dementia, ataxia, and a startle myoclonus. Brain biopsy shows spongiform changes without evidence of inflammation. Which of the following pathological mechanisms is most consistent with this presentation? 

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