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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Mortality from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and related disorders in Europe, Australia, and Canada.
Premortem diagnosis of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease aided by positron-emission tomography imaging.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare disorder of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy characterized by progressive dementia.
On April 18, 2002, the Florida Department of Health and CDC announced the occurrence of a likely case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in a Florida resident aged 22 years.
Scientists have estimated that 120 people per million could be at increased risk of developing variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
The human version of TSE is called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (pronounced Croytz-feld Yawkob).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised manufacturers of human tissue intended for transplantation to adopt the same donor deferral criteria as those used by blood collection centers to minimize the risk of transmitting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)
The Food and Drug Administration plans to review and expand its import inspection programs to keep potentially infected food products out of the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with state and local health departments to expedite the oversight of illness and deaths from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a BSE-related disease that affects humans.
The state-run university is known for its research on animals' diseases induced by prions, the infectious agent suspected of causing mad cow disease and its fatal human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
A disease in humans called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is apparently caused by eating meat from cows with BSE.
Three active cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the deadly human variant of mad cow, have been diagnosed on the island of Guadeloupe, said Paris-based French media, reports UPI (May 26, 2001):
Victims of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) are often misdiagnosed with depression or paranoia.
Mr Babey was diagnosed with new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) only five months ago.