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CJD

Abbreviation for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

CJD

abbr.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

PRNP

A gene on chromosome 20p13 that encodes a membrane glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein, which aggregates into rod-like structures and contains a highly unstable region of five tandem octapeptide repeats. The exact function of PrP is unknown.

Molecular pathology
PRNP mutations are linked to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, fatal familial insomnia, Gerstmann-Straussler disease, Huntington-like disease 1 and kuru.

CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, see there.

CJD

Abbreviation for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; see disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob

CJD

Abbreviation for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Patient discussion about CJD

Q. Recently i heard about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Recently i heard about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. I like to know (To ask the Secretary of State for Health), how many people under the age of 20 years in each of the last five years have suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; and of these how many had not had any growth treatment previously? How serious is it?

A. i found some statistics about what you wanted, but it's only until 1994 :(
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol2no4/holman2.htm

but it's very elaborated and might give you a clue..

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The most common individual misdiagnosis received was viral encephalitis, most likely because of "the multifocality, acuity, and rapidity of symptoms seen in CJD," Dr.
Factfile: CJD history and 'mad cow's disease' THE number of confirmed cases of CJD has risen steadily in recent years and in 1995, the first case of Variant CJD or vCJD was reported creating panic and was nicknamed "mad cow's disease", which campaigners say is an inaccurate and damaging myth.
In addition to the neuropathological changes, prion proteins gene analysis and immunocytochemistry are used to assist the diagnosis of CJD (5).
Stanley Prusiner, who discovered the infectious prion central to TSE diseases, stated at a recent University of Calgary lecture that TSEs such as CJD may now be much more prevalent within humans than generally assumed.
A review of Colorado death certificates identified 65 deaths with CJD listed on the death certificate from 1979 through 2001; from all causes, 81,916 and 424,419 persons [greater than or equal to] 12 years died in the CWD-endemic and non--CWD-endemic counties, respectively.
According to the CJD surveillance commission, 490 people have died of sporadic CJD in Japan and one of variant CJD since April 1999.
But Professor James Ironside, of the National CJD Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh, said: 'It's absolutely possible there may beanew epidemic.
The typical form of CJD has a mean age at onset of 60 [+ or -] 9 years.
Two years on and the 46-year-old is now faced with his worst fears following the death earlier this month of a man in London with CJD.
Immunostaining studies for PrSc performed with the use of antiprion protein monoclonal antibodies revealed a granular pattern of staining, which is characteristic of CJD.
When the outbreak was at its height it was suggested that eating BSEinfected material might cause the dreadful human disease CJD.
Frances Hall, the Co Durham secretary of the Human BSE Foundation who lost her son to CJD, said the news was good but said it was unlikely to stop fears.