Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Creutzfedldt- Jakob Disease (CJD)



Address:   Mrs. Neethu Jose
Assistant Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00085.3

ABSTRACT:
Background: Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) is a degenerative neurological disorder that is incurable and invariably fatal. CJD is also called a human form of mad cow disease. CJD caused by an agent called a prion. Objective: To describe the features and complications of CJD and discuss the current management Methods: Detailed history, physical examination and laboratory investigations. Conclusion: This report highlights the importance of detailed family history and physical examination in the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease. In addition, it gives a good insight about the pathogenesis and the clinical presentation of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease. .
KEYWORDS:
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, CJD
Cite:
Neethu Jose. Creutzfedldt- Jakob Disease (CJD). Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(3): July- Sept.2015; Page 429-430
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