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.
Cite this article:
Neethu Jose. Creutzfedldt- Jakob Disease (CJD). Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(3): July- Sept.2015; Page 429-430 doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00085.3