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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. Pathological features include prominent cerebellar and cerebral cortical spongiform degeneration and the presence of prions.
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  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Syndrome
  • Jakob Creutzfeldt Disease
  • new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
  • new variant Jakob Creutzfeldt Disease
  • V-CJD (Variant-Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
  • Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Syndrome
  • Jakob Creutzfeldt Syndrome
  • CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
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