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Synonyms for CJD

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

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There is also evidence that psychiatric symptoms may be an early marker of CJD. (5,8) A Mayo Clinic study found that psychiatric symptoms occurred within the prodromal phase of CJD in 26% of cases, and psychiatric symptoms occurred within the first 100 days of illness in 86% of cases.
There is no cure for CJD and most people who are diagnosed rapidly deteriorate, and die within a year.
MRI brain showed subtle increased signal in bilateral caudate nucleus and subcortical ribboning on DWI (Figure-1), suggestive of CJD. EEG showed a background of symmetrical alpha and theta activity with frequent periodic discharges (slow waves, sharp waves, triphasics) occurring every 1-3 seconds (Figure-2), suggestive of CJD.
Genetic screening and predicative pre--natal tests are available for familial CJD (Ryan, R.
The results of this study indicate that sporadic CJD should be considered in any patient with a rapidly progressive dementia who has been given multiple potential diagnoses," such as those with neurodegenerative, autoimmune, infectious, or toxic/metabolic etiologies, the investigators wrote.
Magee said the city resident who died had classic CJD, not mad cow disease, which is much rarer.
Jorg Hoffman, consultant in communicable disease control, said there had only been six cases worldwide of CJD being transmitted via surgery.
CJD is a prion disease, in which an isomer of a common protein known as the prion protein (PrP) takes on an abnormal shape and becomes an infectious variant called PrPSc.
A BIRMINGHAM head teacher rapidly deteriorated and died within eight weeks after being struck by rare brain disease CJD, which strikes only one in a million people.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a progressive, fatal neurological disease.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is the most common of the human prion diseases (also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies), which, according to the leading hypothesis, are caused by an abnormal protein (i.e., prion) that is able to induce abnormal folding of normal cellular prion proteins.
Thousands could be infected with variant CJD without showing symptoms, and blood transfusions and surgical equipment used on them could lead to the spread of the disease.
"This is the first demonstration of a brain abnormality in healthy mutation carriers of CJD," said Dr.
So it is with the ongoing research into transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), a family of deadly neurological diseases, the most infamous of which are CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) in humans and BSE in cattle.