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It is the human variant of mad cow disease. Transmission between humans is unusual, but the disease has been observed years after exposure to needles, instruments, and electrodes previously used in the treatment of a patient with the disease. Isolation is not necessary. Special care in disposal or sterilization of potentially infective items is always necessary. Also called Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease.
: a rare progressive fatal prion disease marked by the development of porous brain tissue, premature dementia in middle age, and gradual loss of muscular coordination—abbreviation CJD; called also Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease.
Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. Synonyms CJD Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy Jakob's Disease.