Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Named after Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt and Alfons Maria Jakob.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (uncountable) (abbreviation CJD)

  1. (pathology, neurology) A rare, progressive, currently fatal disease of the nervous system, characterized by dementia and loss of muscle control. A prion disease, apparently transmissible from animals to humans by eating infected tissue, as well as from tissue interchanges among humans (corneal transplants, blood transfusions).

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