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What is Variant CJD?

What is Variant CJD?

The rare brain disease CJD has been around for many years, but variant CJD arose more recently and was believed to be linked to ...more »

  • Variant CJD: New human CJD subtype linked to mad cow disease (BSE).

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)

Variant CJD: Introduction

Types of Variant CJD:

Broader types of Variant CJD:

How serious is Variant CJD?

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

What causes Variant CJD?

Causes of Variant CJD: see causes of Variant CJD
Cause of Variant CJD: beef consumption

What are the symptoms of Variant CJD?

Symptoms of Variant CJD: see symptoms of Variant CJD

Variant CJD: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Variant CJD.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Variant CJD.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Variant CJD: Infectious Disease Specialist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Variant CJD.
Treatments for Variant CJD: see treatments for Variant CJD
Research for Variant CJD: see research for Variant CJD

Organs Affected by Variant CJD:

Organs and body systems related to Variant CJD include:

Name and Aliases of Variant CJD

Main name of condition: Variant CJD

Class of Condition for Variant CJD: prion

Other names or spellings for Variant CJD:


Creutzfeldt Jacob disease, Acquired CJD (subtype), CJD, Hereditary CJD (subtype), Sporadic CJD (subtype)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Variant CJD: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Variant CJD:


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