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Creutzfeld Jakob Disease Alexia Constanza Espiño Álvarez
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What’s CJD? •CJD can be grouped into classic or new variant disease. The classic types of CJD are: Sporadic CJD makes up the most cases. It often occurs for no known reasons. Familial CJD results when a person inherited the abnormal protein (prion). This type is rare. The new variant CJD (nvCJD) is an infectious form that is related to mad cow disease CJD is a form of brain damage that causes a rapid decrease of mental function and movement. CJD is believed to result from a protein called a prion. •There are several types of CJD. The disorder is rare, occurring in about 1 out of 1 million people. It usually first appears between ages 20 and 70, with average age and the symptoms start in the late 50s.
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Symptoms Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease: -Blindness -Confusion -Decreased abdominal reflexes -Dementia -Depression -Disorientation -Hallucinations -Insomnia -Involuntary movements
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  • Spring '11
  • Allen-Mierl
  • Microbiology, Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Prion, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, CJD, Sporadic CJD makesusuallymost, Familial CJD results

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