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What is familial creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: One form of CJD

About 15% of the cases of cjd are due to inherited genetic defects.
See this site for more information. http://www.helpguide.org/elder/creutzfeldt_jakob.htm.

In brief: One form of CJD

About 15% of the cases of cjd are due to inherited genetic defects.
See this site for more information. http://www.helpguide.org/elder/creutzfeldt_jakob.htm.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
These people carry a mutant PrP, prion precursor protein, which makes CJD likely to happen. You may hear the term Gerstmann-Straussler used.
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