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What is the treatment for cjd?

What is the treatment for cjd?

No curative tx: Current treatment for cjd is aimed at alleviating symptoms and making the individual as comfortable as possible. Opiate drugs can help relieve pain if it occurs, and the drugs Clonazepam and sodium valproate may help relieve myoclonus. During later stages of the disease, changing the person’s position frequently can keep him or her comfortable and helps prevent bedsores. Foley cath, ivfluids, supp. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Cjd (Definition)

Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD) is a condition where brain damage is caused by abnormal proteins called prions. This damage occurs quickly and causes muscle spasticity ...Read more


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What are standard tests for cjd?

What are standard tests for cjd?

No easy ones: Cdc website provided the following iinformation."the diagnostic tests performed at the npdpsc include a csf 14-3-3 immunoassay, routine histopathologic analysis, immunohistochemistry, and western blot and prion protein gene analyses." in short there are no easy blood tests. ...Read more

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Is cjd be transmitted thru the air?

NO: Creutzfeld jacob disease , a fatal very rare neurological infective disorder is transmitted by tissue transplantation or ingestion of the infected material (a prion ). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sporadic cjd?

What are the symptoms of sporadic cjd?

CJD: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease cjd in sporadic cjd, the disease appears even though the person has no known risk factors for the disease. This is by far the most common type of cjd and accounts for at least 85 percent of cases. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of cjd disease?

Mental deterioration: Mental deterioration as manifest by dementia, behavioral changes and decline in higher cortical functions (concentration, judgement) can occur early and progress rapidly. Often patients will also have myoclonus (uncontrollable jerking of muscles). ...Read more

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What types of research is being done for cjd?

A prion disease: The human prion diseases occur in inherited, acquired, and sporadic forms. Inherited cjd associates with coding mutations in the prnp gene. Acquired prion diseases include iatrogenic cjd, kuru, variant cjd in humans, scrapie in sheep, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) in cattle. Variant cjd is believed to be acquired from cattle infected with bse. However, the majority of human cases of p. ...Read more

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In what way can cjd be transmitted from person to person?

In what way can cjd be transmitted from person to person?

Cannibalism: "kuru" was transmitted in this way and became an epidemic among the fore people of new guinea. It has also been transmitted on surgical instruments, by organ transplant, and more recently probably by blood transfusion. Tissue is infectious so we do not like to handle it in the lab. A person with cjd poses no danger to caregivers. ...Read more

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Are GMOs linked to cjd or mad cow diease?

No: That's fantasy. There are reasonable opponents of genetically modified organisms, but alleging that they cause prion disease is simply making things up -- and there are plenty of militants of every camp who do this sort of thing. ...Read more

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What is familial creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?

Hereditary CJD: In hereditary cjd, the person has a family history of the disease and/or tests positive for a genetic mutation associated with cjd. About 5 to 10 percent of cases of cjd in the United States are hereditary. ...Read more

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