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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 429) Last page : ( 430)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00085.3

Creutzfedldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Mrs. Jose Neethu*

Assistant Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala

*Corresponding Author Email: agnesfeb9@gmail.com

Online published on 29 October, 2015.

Abstract

Background

Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) is a degenerative neurological disorder that is incurable and invariably fatal. CJD is also called a human form of mad cow disease. CJD caused by an agent called a prion.

Objective

To describe the features and complications of CJD and discuss the current management

Methods

Detailed history, physical examination and laboratory investigations.

Conclusion

This report highlights the importance of detailed family history and physical examination in the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease. In addition, it gives a good insight about the pathogenesis and the clinical presentation of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease.

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Keywords

Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, CJD.

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