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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

[kroits-felt yah-kawp] /ˈkrɔɪts fɛlt ˈyɑ kɔp/

noun, Pathology.
a rare, usually fatal brain disorder thought to be caused by an infectious prion and characterized by progressive dementia, blindness, and involuntary movements.
/ˈkrɔɪtsfɛlt ˈjɑːkɒp/
(pathol) a fatal slow-developing disease that affects the central nervous system, characterized by mental deterioration and loss of coordination of the limbs. It is thought to be caused by an abnormal prion protein in the brain

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Creutz·feldt-Jakob disease (kroits’fělt-)
A rare, usually fatal viral disease of the brain, characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control, that occurs most often in middle age. Also called Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
A rare, usually fatal encephalopathy that occurs most often in middle age and is likely caused by a prion. It is characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control. The disease is named after its discoverers, German pathologist Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt (1885-1964) and German neurologist Alfons Maria Jakob (1884-1931).


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