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What are the symptoms of sporadic cjd?

What are the symptoms of sporadic cjd?

CJD: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease cjd in sporadic cjd, the disease appears even though the person has no known risk factors for the disease. This is by far the most common type of cjd and accounts for at least 85 percent of cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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What are the first symptoms of cjd disease?

Mental deterioration: Mental deterioration as manifest by dementia, behavioral changes and decline in higher cortical functions (concentration, judgement) can occur early and progress rapidly. Often patients will also have myoclonus (uncontrollable jerking of muscles). ...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

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Is cjd airborne?

Is cjd airborne?

No: Most cases of cjd are sporadic. Cjd may be transmitted through organ transplant or contaminated instruments used in surgery. Variant cjd, also called mad cow disease may be acquired through eating of beef from affected bovine. ...Read more

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How is cjd diagnosed?

How is cjd diagnosed?

Pathology: Mri may suggest cjd. Definitive diagnosis requires tissue examination by biopsy or at autopsy. For more info see the site below. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/resources/cid-september15-2005editorialeb-rh-lbs.pdf. ...Read more

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How is cjd transmitted?

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 more

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Who can get familial cjd?

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 more

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