Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease


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Ja·kob-Creutz·feldt disease

 (yä′kôp-kroits′fĕlt)
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Creutz′feldt-Ja′kob disease`

(ˈkrɔɪts fɛltˈyɑ kɔp)
n.
a fatal degenerative disease of the human brain, thought to be caused by an abnormal, infectious form of cellular prion protein.
[1965–70; after German physicians Hans German. Creutzfeldt (1885–1964) and Alfons Jakob (1884–1931)]
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Noun1.Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease - rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
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Kuo et al., "Differential diagnosis of Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease," Archives of Neurology, vol.
Correlating DWI MRI with pathological and other features of Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord.