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Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease.


StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020-.
2019 Feb 20.

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Methodist Un, Campbell Un School of OM
Methodist University, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive, rare, transmissible, universally fatal, neurodegenerative condition caused by prion proteins. This condition was first described in 1920 by Hans Creutzfeldt, later described in 1921 and 1923 by Alfons Jakob. Later, Clearance J. Gibbs started using the term Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) because the acronym was closer to his initials.[1][2][3][4]

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