Creutzfeldt-Jakob 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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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 even recognise her parents as variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease attacked her brain and nervous system.
Rachel Forber was unable to walk, feed herself or recognise her parents as variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease attacked her brain and nervous system.
The CEA team, meanwhile, is beginning work to determine diagnostic similarities and differences among crazy cows, shaky sheep and human sufferers of the new-form Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, and will be looking not at nerve tissue but lymph node, tonsil and spleen samples.
DAVID LOCKHART, a former apprentice with Henry Cecil, has been awarded pounds 13,000 in recognition of the stress caused by the fear of developing Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.