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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
The idiopathic type : Of creutzfeldt jakob is from corneal/ organ transplant, so icjd is not inheritable. The sporadic type is from eating the meat of infected animals, e.g., " mad cow disease" or spongiform encephalitis, with a genetic susceptibility in many cases.-15% of cases are inherited.See:http://www.Cjdfoundation.Org/ for complete information about amyloid or prion mutations on the short arm of chromosome 20.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation.
Last updated Dec 23, 2013
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