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What are the risk factors for sporadic cjd?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
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In brief: None known

Only about 200 cases per year in the US.
Other than aging, it's hard to pinpoint specific risk factors. Other forms of CJD may be hereditary or transmitted through tissue transplantation or ingesting infected meat ("mad cow disease").

In brief: None known

Only about 200 cases per year in the US.
Other than aging, it's hard to pinpoint specific risk factors. Other forms of CJD may be hereditary or transmitted through tissue transplantation or ingesting infected meat ("mad cow disease").
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: None really

That is why it called sporadic, in general occurring 1 per million population.

In brief: None really

That is why it called sporadic, in general occurring 1 per million population.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Risk factor for CJD

Genetic, surgical instruments( even sterilized), blood transfusions and eating contaminated beef ( 1980-1996) with cjd are possibilities.
Deer, elk, moose hunting areas, use of human growth hormone ( in the past).

In brief: Risk factor for CJD

Genetic, surgical instruments( even sterilized), blood transfusions and eating contaminated beef ( 1980-1996) with cjd are possibilities.
Deer, elk, moose hunting areas, use of human growth hormone ( in the past).
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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