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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Is creutzfeldt-jakob disease related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

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)?

Mimics psychosis: Sporadic cjd has been described psychosis that tends to mimic cjd but in a "sporadic" fashion. It is currenly poorly defined. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?

What is iatrogenic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?

Caused by hospital: Cjd is iatrogenic if the agent which causes the disease, called a prion, is transmitted using contaminated medical instruments or materials. They can contaminate neurosurgical instruments used on the brain of people with the disease. Exposed instruments need very unique sterilization procedures, so rare cases have been reported where the instruments remained contaminated and disease transmitted. ...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

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How high does a cooking temperature have to be to kill creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

How high does a cooking temperature have to be to kill creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

No temp is ok: Creutzfeldt jacob disease is transmitted by a small agent called a prion which is an abnormal protein which can replicate by changing the structure of protein like it when ingested. It is not destroyed by the normal temperatures used in cooking or even sterilizing, and therefore the disease can not be prevented in this fashion. ...Read more

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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease be found by blood tests?

Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease be found by blood tests?

No: Diagnosis is made by clinical history and the exclusion of other potential look alikes. Brain biopsy is the gold standard, but this is clearly to be avoided. Diagnosis supported by MRI findings, CSF 14-3-3 protein and eeg findings. ...Read more

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Can encephalitis be caused by creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

No: Encephalitis is and acute inflammation of the brain generally caused by a virus or bacteria. It can also occur with automimmune disease like lupus. Creutzfeld- jacob disease is caused by a very small protein called a prion. It causes a rapidly progressive dementia znd death due to neuronal cell death. It can come from tainted meat ("mad cow disease"), occur sporadically or rarely be inheritted. ...Read more

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Creutzfeldt-jakob disease? Mad cow? Are they the same?

They are related.: Cjd and mad cow are prion disorders. Prion diseases are caused by misfolding of the prion protein. The misfolded protein is capable of inducing the normal form of the prion protein to misfold as well. In typical cjd the misfolded protein is human prion protein. In mad cow disease misfolded protein is bovine prion, which causes disease in cattle and can cause misfolding of human prion protein too. ...Read more

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What is difference between vcjd and creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Acronyms: Creutzfelt-jakob disease could be abbreviated as cjd. So where did you get the term vcjd? I don't like acronyms. It's a way of isolating medical knowledge instead of universalizing knowledge. I am totally adverse to acronyms. In fact "acronymicism" is the reason for your question. ...Read more

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Is gelatin safe from creutzfeldt-jakob disease if healthy cow?

No evidence: That gelatin puts a person at risk. For additional information you may wish to consult this site:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/index. Htm. ...Read more

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Creutzfeldt jakob disease? Where's the virus from? Where does it hide?

Not a virus: Cjd is not a virus (i.e., no dna or rna). It is called a prion and is thought to be from misfolding of naturally occurring prion protein. We think most prion disease occurs spontaneously although we don't know why. Some is genetic, and rarely it is transmitted from affected people who donate organs or from animals, e.g., mad cow disease. Unknown if environmental sources commonly affect humans. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract creutzfeldt-jakob disease from a dental procedure?

Highly Doubtful: It is difficult to develop a prion disease such as that in any case and it usually is if direct contact is made with nerual tissues and that would also mean the instruments used would have to be contaminated and again very unlikley. I have never heard of anything like that. ...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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Can you get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from a dental instruments?

Can you get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from a dental instruments?

Probably not: Cjd from dental equipment has never been reported. 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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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease be spread from a blood transfusion?

Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease be spread from a blood transfusion?

Yes: Unfortunately, yes. Variant cases of cjd have been transmitted by blood transfusion in the uk. ...Read more

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All my symptoms can actually be creutzfeldt-jakob disease? I got anxiety, depression and mood changes, I have eaten meat imported from ireland

All my symptoms can actually be creutzfeldt-jakob disease? I got anxiety, depression and mood changes, I have eaten meat imported from ireland

Seems unlikely: Cjd is usually rapidly progressive and there are other symptoms associated with it. See a neurologist if what you mentioned are not the only symptoms you have.
But based on what you have posted and if you have had these symptoms for a few months now atleast, it seems unlikely that its cjd. ...Read more

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How to know if I have creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

How to know if I have creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

CJD: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease/basics/definition/con-20028005 & http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/ for basic info. ...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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Scared of creutzfeldt-jakob disease. Should I avoid sweetbreads?

Depends: Sweetbreads have been banned in some places because of fear of mad cow disease and creutzfeldt-jacob disease. But I think they're delicious, so I eat them anyway. ...Read more

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How contagious is creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Not very: Cjd can not be transmitted by a cough or sneeze of even skin contact. It can only be transmitted if there is direct ingestion of the brain of infected people, or an animal with a similar disease. It can be transmitted with exposure to contaminated surgical instruments. Since normal sterilization does not work, this has been described but is very very rare. ...Read more

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Can you get creutzfeldt jakob disease from a drop of blood touching you?

Can you get creutzfeldt jakob disease from a drop of blood touching you?

Probably not: Cjd or variant cjd (mad cow disease) is not transmitted by casual contact, and spouses or other family members have no higher risk than general population. A few cases of variant cjd have been reported after blood transfusion, but this put a large amount of contaminated blood directly into the body. Transmission from some blood on unbroken skin has never been reported and is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Has any musician/ player died from creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Possibly: This is a very rare prion related disease that affects very few people. The profession of the patient is probably not related, unless you are a butcher or a slaughter-house worker -- which seems unlikely for a musician -- but it is possible. ...Read more

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What is creutzfeldt-jakob disease and what are the treatments?

See below: It is rare, rapidly degenerative and fatal brain disorder. Most of them died at least one year from the onset of symptoms including memory loss, lack of coordination, visual disturbance, behavioral problems, involuntary shaking and generalized weakness. There are no treatments to cure it, just control symptoms to make them comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease be spread during regular dental procedures?

Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease be spread during regular dental procedures?

Unlikely: Jakob cretzfeldt disease is a prion diease who's vector of transmission appears to be through injestion of or infection from infected organ tissues such as brain, nervous tissue and ptiuitary glands. Currently there is no evidence of person to person transmission following intimate contact or blood transfusion. Also there is no evidence of increased occupational risk amoung treating mds and ddss. ...Read more

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Cjd (Definition)

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