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Creutzfeldt-jakob disease affects what body system?

Creutzfeldt-jakob disease affects what body system?

Brain: A disease associated with prion accumulation withh occasiional familial access, but most often sporadic. Affects brain causing gait imbalance and incoordiation, loss of intellectual fnctn, sudden limb jerking spontanioiusly or by startle, and often peculiar florrid hallucinations. Other body systems are spared. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I need help! How do I know if I have creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

I need help! How do I know if I have creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Why this concern?: Not so sure you would have the capacity to ask this question if you truly had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, as the impact is quite profound, and deterioration can be fairly rapid. Do not understand your anxiety. Suggest a Concierge appointment to discuss your symptoms and fears further with one of our neurologists. ...Read more

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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

Yes.: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd) is an incurable, degenerative disease of the brain caused by incorrectly folded proteins. As the brain cells are destroyed, the brain tissue can shrink and become atrophied. The ventricles of the brain, which are fluid containing structures, can become bigger due to surrounding brain tissue loss. Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read more

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Is creutzfeldt-jakob disease related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

Both are prion DZ's: Creutzfeldt-jakob is the term we use for disease caused by prions when there is no family history or known exposure to prions. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy was a particular strain of slightly-different prions that went epidemic in england from poor meat-industry practices; different pathology and clinical picture. ...Read more

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What is sporadic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?

What is sporadic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?

Sporadic CJD: Sporadic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (scjd) this is believed to occur spontaneously. This disease process begins when endogenous prion proteins, consisting of mostly alpha-helical and a small portion of beta-pleated sheet structure, spontaneously change shape into predominantly beta-pleated structures, called proteinaceous infectious particles or prions. It is not yet known how the prion forms from. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?

Physician inflicted: This is usually a disease that is passed by direct contact. However, iatrogenic means that the disease is caused by the action of a physician. Either the physician had the disease, or was using instruments that had the organism. This however, would be exceedingly unlikely and uncommon. ...Read more

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Can I get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from medical procedures?

Can I get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from medical procedures?

Probably not: 4 cases linked to neurosurgical equipment and 2 from eeg depth electrodes. No equipment related cases since 1976 when specialized sterilization techniques were introduced. Other sources of transmission (244 cases) have included human growth hormone, and corneal & dura mater grafts. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/qa_cjd_infection_control.htm. ...Read more

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Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

No: This is an awful and fortunately extremely rare form of a deadly disease. Cjd is thought to be caused by a protein called a prion. The long and short of it....There is no cure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease that you might first see?

Variable: The symptoms of cjd can be quite varied, making it difficult to diagnose. Symptoms can include impaired coordination, judgment, memory, vision or thinking, or personality changes. There can also be insomnia, depression or unusual sensations. The symptoms would always be progressive if caused by cjd. ...Read more

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In what countries is creutzfeldt jakob disease more common? Which groups inside those countries?

See WHO website: From the world health organization: from 10/96- 3/11, 175 cases of vcjd have been reported in the uk, 25 in france, 5 in spain, 4 in ireland, 3 each in the netherlands and the usa, 2 each in canada, italy and portugal, and one each in japan, saudi arabia and taiwan. There is no group predilection, other than people who eat meat. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs180/en/. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

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