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n :  a rare progressive fatal encephalopathy that resembles Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, is now usu. considered to be caused by a prion, occurs among tribesmen in eastern New Guinea, and is characterized esp. by spongiform changes and proliferation of astrocytes in the brain - called also laughing death , laughing sickness  .

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