Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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The risk of CJD increases with age, and in people over 50, according to the CDC.
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The team tested cerebrospinal fluid samples from 18 people with CJD and 35 people with other neurodegenerative diseases.
CJD most commonly occurs in the sporadic form, for which there are no identifiable risk factors, with an average age of onset between age 50 and 70.
Dadwas such an intelligent, kind, energeticman and to see what CJD did to someone you love was heartbreaking," said Catherine, from Longdon, Staffordshire.
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