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CJD

CJD: abbreviation of: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

More information on medical condition: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease:

Descriptions of CJD

CJD: A rare transmissible encephalopathy most prevalent between the ages of 50 and 70 years. Affected individuals may present with sleep disturbances, personality changes, ATAXIA; APHASIA, visual loss, weakness, muscle atrophy, MYOCLONUS, progressive dementia, and death within one year of disease onset. A familial form exhibiting autosomal dominant inheritance and a new variant CJD (potentially associated with ENCEPHALOPATHY, BOVINE SPONGIFORM) have been described. Pathological features include prominent cerebellar and cerebral cortical spongiform degeneration and the presence of PRIONS. (From N Engl J Med, 1998 Dec 31;339(27))
Source: Diseases Database

Disease: CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)

CJD: Another name for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

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