Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Related to Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease: mad cow disease, Huntington's disease
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Synonyms for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus

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Mad cow disease may be rare in its human form, variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, but it's 'well done' in its immediate impact on that other portion of the human brain--the imagination," he says.
The 300 victims may have been treated with contaminated blood from a donor who later turned out to have variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.
Rachel Forber was unable to walk, feed herself or recognise her parents as variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease attacked her brain and nervous system.
Rachel Forber was unable to walk, feed herself or even recognise her parents as variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease attacked her brain and nervous system.
There has been a decline in the number of deaths in the United Kingdom caused by a new variant of Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (nvCJD), the human form of mad cow disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE).