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What is sporadic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd)?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Sporadic: common
Variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease tends to present in younger people than sporadic or genetic creutzfeldt-jakob disease, with an average age in the late 20s.
[1] [10] approximately 85% to 90% of prion disease cases are sporadic, 10% to 15% are familial, and <1% are acquired. [5].

In brief: Sporadic: common
Variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease tends to present in younger people than sporadic or genetic creutzfeldt-jakob disease, with an average age in the late 20s.
[1] [10] approximately 85% to 90% of prion disease cases are sporadic, 10% to 15% are familial, and <1% are acquired. [5].
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Mimics psychosis
Sporadic cjd has been described psychosis that tends to mimic cjd but in a "sporadic" fashion.
It is currenly poorly defined.

In brief: Mimics psychosis
Sporadic cjd has been described psychosis that tends to mimic cjd but in a "sporadic" fashion.
It is currenly poorly defined.
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