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Descriptor English:   Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome de Creutzfeldt-Jakob 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome de Creutzfeldt-Jakob 
Synonyms English:   CJD (Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease)
CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, Familial
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, New Variant
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, Variant
Creutzfeldt Jakob Syndrome
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Familial
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, New Variant
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Variant
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases, Familial
Disease, Creutzfeldt Jacob
Disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Disease, Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt
Encephalopathies, Subacute Spongiform
Encephalopathy, Subacute Spongiform
Familial Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases
Jacob Disease, Creutzfeldt
Jakob Creutzfeldt Disease
Jakob Creutzfeldt Syndrome
Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
Jakob-Creutzfeldt Syndrome
New Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Spongiform Encephalopathies, Subacute
Spongiform Encephalopathy, Subacute
Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathies
Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy
Syndrome, Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Syndrome, Jakob-Creutzfeldt
V CJD (Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease)
V-CJD (Variant-Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease  
Tree Number:   C01.207.800.230
Definition English:   A rare transmissible encephalopathy most prevalent between the ages of 50 and 70 years. Affected individuals may present with sleep disturbances, personality changes, ATAXIA; APHASIA, visual loss, weakness, muscle atrophy, MYOCLONUS, progressive dementia, and death within one year of disease onset. A familial form exhibiting autosomal dominant inheritance and a new variant CJD (potentially associated with ENCEPHALOPATHY, BOVINE SPONGIFORM) have been described. Pathological features include prominent cerebellar and cerebral cortical spongiform degeneration and the presence of PRIONS. (From N Engl J Med, 1998 Dec 31;339(27)) 
History Note English:   1991; use JAKOB-CREUTZFELDT SYNDROME 1981-1990, use CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 1969-1980 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   29254 
Unique Identifier:   D007562 

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