variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


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variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

n
(Pathology) another name for new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
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Stewart et al., "Diagnosis of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease," Annals of Neurology, vol.
It was only the second case of the human version of the brain-wasting illness, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, ever reported in Italy.
An FDA advisory panel agreed that a probable case of preclinical variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease attributed to a plasma product in the United Kingdom indicated that the transmissibility of the disease via a plasma-derived Factor VIII product was no longer theoretical.
An FDA advisory panel agreed that a probable case of preclinical variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) attributed to a plasma product in the United Kingdom showed that the transmissibility of the disease via a plasma-derived factor VIII product is no longer theoretical.
More than 100 people have died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), mostly in Britain.
"Tissues have transmitted prions, and the prion that causes variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) has almost certainly been transmitted by blood transfusion."
The patient received a blood transfusion in 1999 from a donor who later went on to develop variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of socalled 'mad cow disease'.
Humans who eat beef from cattle with BSE may develop a similar illness called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), which is untreatable and always fatal.
Food industry news site just-food.com recently reported that officials with the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) panel on biological hazards has concluded that category 1 animal byproducts -- those that could potentially spread such diseases as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as "mad cow disease," and its variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) -- can be safely processed into biodiesel fuel.
In 1996, scientists concluded they'd discovered a human version of BSE, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
In the United Kingdom: cases of bovine spongi form encephalopathy and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in 1995 led to mass cattle slaughters and a three-year beef embargo, costing the British economy US$5.75 billion.
The disease manifested in humans is called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), because it closely resembles the prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (Narang, 2001).

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