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Worst Cjd Symptom
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
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
I just lost my friend to sporatic CJD.,she turned 60 yrs. In her 30's she had MS like symptoms, twitching arms, legs, numbness MS like symp.Related?
Various: There are at least 2 forms. Classic and new variant. Classic includes sporatic and familial) sporadic - which it is unknown but usually occurs later in life. Familial- which is passed genetically. Variant- mostly contamination (small percentage- ie contaminated medical instruments or eating contaminated foods). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parent to child: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease, or cjd, is a disease similar to mad cow disease and is caused by a miss-folded protein in your brain. Unlike other forms of the disease, cjd is thought to be familial, being passed from parent to child, in about 10% of cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer