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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet Created on 12/04/2017 07:43:00 Source of Information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (accessed 7/3/07)
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What is Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (CJD)? Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, worsening, fatal brain disorder. CJD is caused by a type of protein called a prion. Prion proteins occur in both a normal form, which is a harmless protein found in the body’s cells, and in an infectious form, which causes disease. Prion diseases can be found in humans and in animals. . Are there different kinds of CJD? Yes, CJD exists in four forms: Sporadic CJD (sCJD) : also called spontaneous, for which the cause is not known. This is the most common type of CJD and accounts for at least 85 percent of cases. Familial CJD (fCJD) : also called genetic or inherited. About 5 to 10 percent of cases of CJD in the United States are this type.
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  • Summer '18
  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Prion, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, CJD

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