Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease may occur spontaneously, be inherited, or be transmitted by contact with infected tissue, such as during a transplant or eating contaminated meat.


The condition causes personality changes, anxiety, depression, and memory loss, usually within a few months. Many people lapse into coma.


Because no effective treatment exists, the focus is on alleviating pain and relieving symptoms.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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