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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: CJD

The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation.

In brief: CJD

The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: The idiopathic type

Of creutzfeldt jakob is from corneal/ organ transplant, so icjd is not inheritable.
The sporadic type is from eating the meat of infected animals, e.g., " mad cow disease" or spongiform encephalitis, with a genetic susceptibility in many cases.-15% of cases are inherited.See:http://www.Cjdfoundation.Org/ for complete information about amyloid or prion mutations on the short arm of chromosome 20.

In brief: The idiopathic type

Of creutzfeldt jakob is from corneal/ organ transplant, so icjd is not inheritable.
The sporadic type is from eating the meat of infected animals, e.g., " mad cow disease" or spongiform encephalitis, with a genetic susceptibility in many cases.-15% of cases are inherited.See:http://www.Cjdfoundation.Org/ for complete information about amyloid or prion mutations on the short arm of chromosome 20.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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