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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome

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))

Year introduced: 1991

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Tree Number(s): C01.207.800.230, C10.228.140.380.165, C10.228.228.800.230, F03.615.400.300

MeSH Unique ID: D007562

Entry Terms:

  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Creutzfeldt-Jakob
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
  • Disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt
  • Jakob Creutzfeldt Disease
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Syndrome
  • Jakob Creutzfeldt Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Jakob-Creutzfeldt
  • Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease
  • Disease, Creutzfeldt Jacob
  • Jacob Disease, Creutzfeldt
  • Spongiform Encephalopathy, Subacute
  • Encephalopathies, Subacute Spongiform
  • Encephalopathy, Subacute Spongiform
  • Spongiform Encephalopathies, Subacute
  • Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathies
  • Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
  • CJD (Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
  • Disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Familial
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, Familial
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases, Familial
  • Disease, Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob
  • Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases
  • Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Familial Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
  • New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • New Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Variant
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, Variant
  • Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
  • V-CJD (Variant-Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
  • V CJD (Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, New Variant
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, New Variant

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