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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Introduction
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare and fatal condition that affects the brain. It causes brain damage that worsens over time.
Symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
The pattern of symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) can vary depending on the type.
Causes of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is caused by an abnormal infectious protein in the brain called a prion.
Diagnosing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
A diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is normally based on medical history, symptoms and a series of tests.
Treating Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
There is no proven treatment or cure for any type of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
Preventing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Although the condition is very rare, it can be difficult to prevent Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).