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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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Brain MRI showed subtle diffusion restriction in bilateral caudate and lentiform nucleus on DWI (Figure-3), consistent with early CJD.
Although this study targeted patients with CJD, misdiagnosing CJD in a patient who has a different etiology for their rapidly progressive dementia is just as harmful, because many of these other dementias are treatable.
Psychiatrists should be aware of distinguishing features of rapidly progressive dementias and CJD, especially in the setting of psychiatric consultation, to rule out somatic etiologies of unexplained neurologic symptoms.
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).
Illness onset for the 132 CJD patients ranged from September 1985 to October 2006 (Figure 1).
About 10% of CJD patients have the familial genetic variant.
Because no completely reliable experimental animal model exists for testing the potential for CWD to cause CJD (30), human case investigations and epidemiologic studies remain valuable tools for assessing the potential risk associated with CWD exposure (5).
An autopsy is necessary to distinguish sporadic CJD from variant CJD, which is linked to exposure, probably through eating, to cattle infected with mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, in order to curb the spread of BSE, the officials said.
CJD has occasionally been transmitted through blood or infected instruments or tissue.
Secretary Linda Kinahan, 61, from West Derby, contracted the debilitating illness, sporadic CJD (CreutzfeldJakob Disease), a month after retiring.