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Who can get familial cjd?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery

In brief: CJD

I am not aware of cases of familial cjd, the disease is very rare and seeing multiple members of one family with it would be extremely rare.

In brief: CJD

I am not aware of cases of familial cjd, the disease is very rare and seeing multiple members of one family with it would be extremely rare.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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