Variant CJD: Introduction
The rare brain disease CJD has been around for many years,
but variant CJD arose more recently and was believed to
be linked to "mad cow disease" (called BSE) in cows.
However, the link remains unclear and controversial,
and perhaps "variant CJD" is just CJD.
Only a small number of people have ever been
diagnosed with "variant CJD". ...more »
Symptoms of Variant CJD
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symptoms of Variant CJD
Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Variant CJD?
Causes of Variant CJD
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Disease Topics Related To Variant CJD
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Variant CJD: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Variant CJD
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a ...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The condition goes by...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See symptoms of Vitamin B12...read more »
Read more about Misdiagnosis and Variant CJD
Variant CJD: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Variant CJD: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Variant CJD
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Prognosis for Variant CJD
Prognosis for Variant CJD:
Poor. Typically death within 12 months.
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Research about Variant CJD
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Statistics for Variant CJD
Variant CJD: Broader Related Topics
Types of Variant CJD
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Definitions of Variant CJD:
Variant CJD is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Variant CJD, or a subtype of Variant CJD,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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