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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

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Dr. John Landi
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Cjd (Definition)

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) - a fatal prion disease ...Read more


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Is genetic testing available for Parkinson's disease?

Is genetic testing available for Parkinson's disease?

Yes,but: There are several gene mutations that have been detected in pd.Many are very limited in familial clusters & only 10% of pd is thought to be determined by such mutations.The lrrk2 gene is the most common anomaly in late onset pd & detection in an affected patient can be used to as a marker for close family screening. See the nih report: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3280083. ...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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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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Is hunningtons disease contagious?

Is hunningtons disease contagious?

No: Huntington disease is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. It affects men and women equally. Prevalence in the us is estimated at about 7 per 100, 000. There is no cure, or long term disease modifying treatments for this disease. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

A prion disease: Cjd is caused by infection/exposure to an abnormal form of the prion protein (pp). The abnormal form of pp is a completely bent out of shape version of the normal pp . This abnormal shape is very hard for the protein to change to spontaneously, but this can happen (1 in a million people). Once changed the abnormal pp changes other pp's and so on as the disease rapidly spreads/kills the brain. ...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)?

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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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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Is altzheimer's a prion disease?

Alzheimer dementia: Can show plaques in the brain that can stain similarly to those in prion diseases but are not clearly the same sort of protein. ...Read more

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How rare is huntington's disease?

Huntington: The answer can be found here: http://www.Genome.Gov/10001215. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Questionable: Others might disagree, and certainly ayurvedic treatment can be used along with other things if it makes you feel better, but I would concentrate on traditional treatments and diagnoses for this very serious syndrome ...Read more

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What is chagas disease? Treatments?

What is chagas disease? Treatments?

A parasite: A parasite causes this. It is usually in central or south america. It causes fever at first, sometimes redness at the site of the insect bite that carried the parasite. If it is diagnosed it should be treated with antiparasite medications as it can then come back in later years with more serious symptoms, specifically heart and serious digestion issues. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for huntington chorea disease ?

Is there a cure for huntington chorea disease ?

No: Unfortunately it is a genetically acquired disease & at present there are no curative treatments.Hopefully in the future some genetic manipulation may be possible. ...Read more

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How many years is alzheimer's disease progression?

How many years is alzheimer's disease progression?

It varies: It can be anywhere from 2-20 years with the average of 8-10 years from the onset of the earliest symptoms, not the year where a physician diagnosed as alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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Is hodgkin disease curable by homeopathy or natural treatment?

Is hodgkin disease curable by homeopathy or natural treatment?

No: No. Unfortunately, I do not think so. Hodgkin's disease is a cancer that in many cases, we can cure. The cure rate will be very high- especialy if diagnosed at early stage. Please do not waste your time. See an oncologist/hematologist and have the work-up and treatment started. Homeopathy/natural therapy are meant to be a complementary medicine- that will be additional to the standard therapy. ...Read more

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Is Alzheimer's disease a disease where genetic testing is recommended?

Is Alzheimer's disease a disease where genetic testing is recommended?

Offered .. sometimes: Alzheimer disease is a condition for which we have several genetic tests - apoe e4, app, psen1, & psen2. However, these tests are not used to establish the diagnosis of alzeimer disease. Instead we use them sometimes to help understand inheritance & risk, which is rather tricky. Extensive eduation & genetic counseling are very helpful, but the decision to test or not test should always be yours. ...Read more

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What causes creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

What causes creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Prion disease: Creutzfeld jakob is a disease caused by what are referred to as prions. These are small 'virus-like"(but not actual viruses) segments of genetic material that can be transmitted by eating raw flesh infected with the disease(occurs in cannibals) or transmitted via poorly decontaminated surgical equipment that had been exposed to such. ...Read more

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