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Whats difference between cjd and bse?

Whats difference between cjd and bse?

Variants of same dis: Cjd is the classic form of the disease in humans. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy affects bovines, but it has been transmitted to humans through eating the meat of cows sick with bse and causes a variant form of cjd in humans. Both are prion diseases and uniformly fatal. ...Read more

Bse (Definition)

Breast self-examination refers to breast examinations done by women on themselves. Doing regular examinations allows us to get the feel for what is normal - and see our doctors if we feel something new or different. A lump or thickening should be evaluated. For women with periods, it's best to check after the period when breasts are less lumpy and tender due to ...Read more


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I have cjd/bse, can I donate plasma?

I have cjd/bse, can I donate plasma?

CJD +, no donation: If it is confirmed that you have cjd you absolutely can not donate plasma or blood. Cjd is transmissible through body fluids(blood, plasma} but not air. You also can not donate organs. ...Read more

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What are some things that increase the risk of cjd transmission?

What are some things that increase the risk of cjd transmission?

Unclear question: Classic cjd is transmitted through contamination of one's tissues with the neural tissue of an affected person, usually through surgery or tissue transplants. Cjd is a rare disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cjd via blood?

Yes: The human equivalent of mad cow disease, so called variant cjd can be transmitted by blood transfusion. ...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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What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

Potentially years: Many years. For example some of the cases reported have been after exposures almost 20 years earlier. ...Read more

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Do you have Alzheimer's symptoms if you have cjd symptoms?

Do you have Alzheimer's symptoms if you have cjd symptoms?

Some similar symptom: If by alzheimer's symptoms you mean symptoms such as memory loss, spatial disorientation, problems with judgment, visual disturbances, etc. Then yes similar symptoms also occur with cjd. However, cjd also has other symptoms such as decreased coordination and balance that do not typically occur in alzheimer's disease. The overlap of symptoms is due to common areas of the brain being affected. ...Read more

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Why diagnose cjd without a biopsy? Is there a cancer that can cause same symptoms?

Why diagnose cjd without a biopsy? Is there a cancer that can cause same symptoms?

Not sure, and yes: By cjd i assume you mean creutzfeldt- jacob disease. Although brain biopsy is the "gold standard", it is often not used. The findings from eeg, mri, and spinal tap are enough to make a diagnosis in patients with the right symptoms. Yes, lymphoma in the brain, or a cancer elsewhere in the body causing a "paraneoplastic" syndrome, can cause the same symptoms. Ask if these have been ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breast Self Exam (Definition)

Breast self exam is a method in which a person checks her own breasts to help detect breast problems or changes. Breast problems can be first discovered by women themselves, often by accident. Breast lumps can be ...Read more


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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