Fatal insomnia

We discuss a case of fatal familial insomnia today, which presented with slight ataxia and subjective “shakiness”, then got transferred to the Psych department b/c of depression, delirium and insomnia, finally turned out to have inherited the disease from his father who died “at 55 from Alzheimer’s”; both his siblings were depressive and one was said to be an alcoholic, suffering from bouts of shakiness.

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