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Hans Gerhard, German neuropsychiatrist, 1885-1964. See: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
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To the Editor: The recent etymologia article on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by Henry and Murphy (1) does not accurately reflect current understanding of the contributions of Creutzfeldt and Jakob.
La expresion enfermedad de Creutzfeldt-Jakob fue adoptada por Walther Spielmeyer en 1922 basado en los reportes de casos de Creutzfeldt, en 1920, y Jakob, en 1921.
Nola left the hospital without being released and a patient died there from Creutzfeldt Jekob disease, a form of mad cow disease that people can catch from infected food.
Creutzfeldt and Jakob, independently, first described the disease.
The CSM advice was issued as a precaution after one case of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of BSE, was confirmed in Italy.
In 1920, Creutzfeldt described a progressive, dementing illness and in 1921 Jakob, described four patients with similar signs.
Jakob gave credit to Creutzfeldt for describing the syndrome first, without realizing he had also uncovered the new syndrome.
Caption: (L-R) Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt (18851964); Alfons Maria Jakob (1884-1931); Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, cerebrum hematoxylin and eosin staining showing spongiform encephalophathy.
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Farmed fish, if fed by-products rendered from cows, could transmit Creutzfeldt Jakob disease-commonly known as mad cow disease.
Creutzfeldt Jakob disease is an untreatable, universally fatal disease that can be contracted by eating parts of an animal infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease).