Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

see prionprion
, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, now generally believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which are rare progressive degenerative neurological disorders.
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In March of 1996, scientists reported that ten people in Great Britain had been diagnosed with a new form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease called V-CJD ("V" for "variant").
Britain recorded the world's first case of vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) infection by blood transfusion in 2004.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects only about 1 in a million people each year worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There are about 350 cases in the U.S.
First symptom in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Neurology.
The results are notable for abnormal restricted diffusion in the caudate and putamen bilaterally, which is consistent with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that, according to the most well-accepted hypothesis (1), is caused by replicating, transmissible, abnormal forms of a host-encoded prion protein (prions).
Beydoun, "Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease presenting with nonconvulsive status epilepticus," Epilepsy & Behavior, vol.
Here, we describe the case of an elderly woman with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) who, shortly after presentation of the initial symptoms of the disease, demonstrated a rapid deterioration of consciousness and EEG features suggestive of NCSE.
In the Introduction of the article titled "A Case of Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Presenting as Conversion Disorder" [1], the text reading "Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease caused by aggregation of misfolded prion proteins.
EDINBURGH, U.K., November 20, 2017 -- Scientists here have developed a new system to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the lab, paving the way for research to find treatments for the fatal brain disorder.
To the Editor: The recent etymologia article on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by Henry and Murphy (1) does not accurately reflect current understanding of the contributions of Creutzfeldt and Jakob.