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Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No

This is an awful and fortunately extremely rare form of a deadly disease.
Cjd is thought to be caused by a protein called a prion. The long and short of it....There is no cure.

In brief: No

This is an awful and fortunately extremely rare form of a deadly disease.
Cjd is thought to be caused by a protein called a prion. The long and short of it....There is no cure.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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In brief: No, just subacute

Once started this prion infection steadily progresses to inevitable demise, and seems to affect mainly middle aged adults.
So truly a fairly rapid course over a few months. If mad cow disease, that is more indolent and slower, and may even involve kids, but that is a different type of prion infection with a longer course. Unfortunately, both problems have limited treatment.

In brief: No, just subacute

Once started this prion infection steadily progresses to inevitable demise, and seems to affect mainly middle aged adults.
So truly a fairly rapid course over a few months. If mad cow disease, that is more indolent and slower, and may even involve kids, but that is a different type of prion infection with a longer course. Unfortunately, both problems have limited treatment.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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