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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Definition/Scope: A rare progressive fatal encephalopathy caused by a slow virus and marked by development of porous brain tissue, premature dementia in middle age, and gradual loss of muscular coordination.

Used For:

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease
Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Broader Terms:

brain diseases

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