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Hereditary CJD

Hereditary CJD: Related Topics

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Hereditary CJD as a Disease

Hereditary CJD: Type of or association with medical condition Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
  »Introduction: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Hereditary CJD: Related Diseases

Hereditary CJD: Hereditary CJD is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Hereditary CJD as a subtype of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (medical condition): A very rare degenerative brain disease that can be inherited, transmitted (eg in surgical transplants using infected tissue) or as a result of genetic mutations. The condition is fatal.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (medical condition): Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rare 1-in-a-million disease that occurs spontaneously, with 10-15% inheritance, and unrelated to animal diseases. It usually leads to dementia.

CJD is a rare brain disease in humans caused by abnormal brain proteins (prions). It is similar to the various transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that afflict animals including "mad cow disease". Unfortunately, prognosis for CJD is poor as there are no effective treatments against prions. CJD is not usually contagious, except rarely by direct exposure to the brain (such as brain surgery).

Because CJD is rare it is often misdiagnosed as other brain-related diseases. Common misdiagnoses include Alzheimer's disease, motor neurone disease, ALS, Picks disease, Multi infarct Disease, and metabolic encephalopathies.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. Typically,... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. It affects... (Source: excerpt from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet: NINDS)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a progressive neurological disorder which belongs to a group of degenerative neurologic... (Source: excerpt from Facts About Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: CDC-OC)

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