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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Further observation of Japanese Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease with widespread amyloid plaques.
Also, even though variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) can be distinguished from sporadic CJD (all other), it's difficult to do so.
And that raised the possibility that American consumers are at risk of suffering its human counterpart--the devastating and invariably fatal variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.
People who ate beef from cattle affected by mad cow disease, in turn, were at risk of developing a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, and 150 people have died of it.
So eating beef products containing bovine spongiform encephalopathy is believed to trigger Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease in humans.
Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) is an untreatable and invariably fatal disease in humans which is similar to BSE in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
A variant of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in humans, which has killed more than 100 people in Europe, is believed to be caused by eating BSE-infected meat products.
In humans the disease is known as Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (variant), or CJD(v), a previously rare neurological disease that is caused by similar, spongelike transformation of brain tissue.
Tests also suggested none of the processing methods used in Britain would kill prions, the proteins believed to cause BSE and the human form, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease.
This move results from growing fears in European countries of spreading new variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, the human form of mad cow disease, through the use of contaminated blood or blood products, according to a News Edge report.
After many weeks of testing, doctors from the University of Pennsylvania diagnosed my aunt with Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD).