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

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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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)?

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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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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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 difference between vcjd and creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

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