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Variant CJD

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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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...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 stroke or Alzheimer's...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 the name...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...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...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 syndrome and these...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children....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 ...read more »

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Variant CJD: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Variant CJD

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Variant CJD: Animations

Prognosis for Variant CJD

Prognosis for Variant CJD: Poor. Typically death within 12 months.

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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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