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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

Prions – studies of TSEs, BSE, CJD and prion protein

Advice on health categories

Studies of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) – including Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) – and prion proteins should always be coded as Neurological. Even when such a study is investigating transmission or mechanism of disease, it should not be coded as Infection.