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± Ataxia (balance and coordination dysfunction), changes in gait, rigid posture, seizures ± Myoclonus (jerky movements) ± Dysarthria: speech impairment ± Dementia, memory loss, personality changes, hallucinations Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Depression, Sleep disturbances, Myoclonus, Dizziness, Tremors, Dysarthria, Ataxia, Parkinsonism, Presenile dementia ± Distinguished from the classical type by its early onset (usually in the 20s) and a predominance of psychiatric and sensory symptoms ± Thought to be transmitted by consuming the nervous tissue of bovines with so-called mad cow disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) ± Over 95% of identified cases of vCJD are in Britain, which suffered a BSE epizootic in the mid-80s ± Early signs Depression, tiredness, sleep disturbances, headaches, abnormal sweating Anorexia, weight loss, diarrhea ± Late signs Myoclonus: twitching and muscle spasms Dizziness Tremors: involuntary movement of the body or the limbs
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2010 for the course CSB CSB351 taught by Professor Ab during the Spring '09 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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