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BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: DSM-IV-TR: Dementia Due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob
- Prions or "slow viruses," probably cause this form of usually rapidly
progressive Dementia which is transmissible, and can only be diagnosed by
biopsy of brain tissue.
CJD : a guide for GPs –
An information leaflet on Creutzfeldt-Jakob
disease (CJD), produced in 2002 by the Brain and Spine Foundation. This
leaflet is aimed at GPs and provides information on CJD and "the
diagnostic and care pathway, and highlights key concerns which trouble
patients and carers."
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
- is one of a small group of fatal diseases caused by infectious agents
called prions. These attack the brain, killing cells and creating gaps in
tissue. The brain takes on a characteristic sponge-like appearance. CJD
Department of Health: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease CJD & Bovine Spongiform
- Information from the Department of Health (England) on CJD and BSE.
Includes monthly statistics, press releases, and details of publications
NINDS Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Information Page
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal
brain disorder. Typically, onset of symptoms occurs at about age 60. There
are three major categories of CJD: sporadic CJD, hereditary CJD, and
The UK Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit
- The incidence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is monitored in the UK
by the CJD surveillance unit based at the
Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. The unit brings together a team of
clinical neurologists, neuropathologists and scientists specialising in
the investigation of this disease.
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