Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a progressively debilitating fatal neurological disease, which was originally recognised in the 1920’s. with a new strain called new variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (nvCJD) more recently identified in 1996.
CJD deteriorates both cognitive and motor function with the rate of deterioration varying with what type of CJD a patient is diagnosed with. The deterioration in cognitive and motor function causes the patient and their carers to require ongoing intensive care and support both practical and emotional throughout the period of the illness and beyond.
There are four recognised types of CJD:
[boxibt style=”success”]Information Courtesy of:
The National Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit
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