variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

n
(Pathology) another name for new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
References in periodicals archive ?
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is caused by rogue proteins called prions.
Information shared at the 2006 Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) demonstrated that the manufacturing process for Prolastin(R) significantly removes or inactivates key viruses as well as pathogenic prions such as those associated with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD, the human form of "Mad Cow").
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is an acquired transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), or prion disease, that results in a fatal neurodegenerative condition in humans.
Dr Roland Salmon, one of the Public Health Wales professionals involved in developing the idea, said the hypothesis also helps to explain why there have been relatively few cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
These studies represent the first use of the P-Capt(R) prion filter in humans and the results demonstrate that not only is the product effective in reducing the risk of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ("vCJD") by blood transfusion but also there is no impact of the treatment on the blood itself," stated Mr.
Now Cordelia is mourning close pal Elizabeth Smith, 23, who died on October 4 from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Infectious proteins called prions cause mad cow disease, scrapie in sheep, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people.
They believe the time between infection with bovine spongiform encephalopathy and developing variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease could be more than 50 years.
Peter Longstaff, 45, of Jesmond, Newcastle, learned in 2001 that in his treatment for haemophilia he had been exposed 11 times to blood from donors who have since died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
But in light of the recent discovery of mad cow disease in the United States and the human cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Great Britain, officials here are beginning to take more serious measures to try to restrict its spread and potential transfer to a human, Dr.
Since 1999, as part of the Government's drive to stop the spread of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) -the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) -Britain has sourced all plasma for blood products from the US.
Scientists have estimated that 120 people per million could be at increased risk of developing variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.