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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Definition:

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), related to mad cow disease, is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder.

CJD is characterized by rapidly progressive dementia, personality changes, including impaired memory, judgment, and thinking; and impaired vision. People with the disease may also experience insomnia, depression, or unusual sensations.

There is no treatment that can cure or control CJD.

Source: WHO, Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 

Translation(s):

Español: Enfermedad de Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Français: Maladie de Creutzfeldt-Jakob

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