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 nosology of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and conditions related to the accumulation of PrPCJD in the nervous system.
Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) is the most common form of the sporadic human prion diseases.
Evidence- based guideline: Diagnostic accuracy of CSF 14-3-3 protein in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
Altered prion protein expression pattern in CSF as a biomarker for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is known as the human form of mad cow disease because it is caused by the same prion responsible for bovine spongiform encephalitis - mad cow disease.
Although Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is rare, affecting about 1 per million each year, it is the most common human prion disease.
BSE is on the decline around the world, with the good news being mirrored by a fall in cases of the human-version variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has claimed.
Some health analysts fear that there could be a link between mad deer disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a similar type of spongiform encephalopathy that kills humans when brain proteins called "prions" deform.
A MIDLAND man has described the deaths of his wife and sister from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) as a 'horrific coincidence'.
The condition, new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is an incurable brain disease and is linked to eating beef infected with BSE.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare type of spongiform encephalopathy.