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Is creutzfeldt-jakob disease related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Both are prion DZ's

Creutzfeldt-jakob is the term we use for disease caused by prions when there is no family history or known exposure to prions.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy was a particular strain of slightly-different prions that went epidemic in england from poor meat-industry practices; different pathology and clinical picture.

In brief: Both are prion DZ's

Creutzfeldt-jakob is the term we use for disease caused by prions when there is no family history or known exposure to prions.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy was a particular strain of slightly-different prions that went epidemic in england from poor meat-industry practices; different pathology and clinical picture.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology

In brief: BSE = CJD in cows

Both diseases are spongiform encephalopathies.
Cjd is a human form, and bse is a bovine form. Consumption of beef from cattle with bse can cause variant cjd in humans.

In brief: BSE = CJD in cows

Both diseases are spongiform encephalopathies.
Cjd is a human form, and bse is a bovine form. Consumption of beef from cattle with bse can cause variant cjd in humans.
Dr. Sam Gandy
Dr. Sam Gandy
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