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Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is a degenerative, fatal brain disorder in humans. Symptoms are initially psychiatric or sensory and include neurological abnormalities such as ataxia, dementia, and myoclonus. There is no known treatment for vCJD.

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    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. CJD generally appears in the later...learn more »
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      Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Article
      • What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)?
      • What are the symptoms of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
      • How is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease diagnosed?
      • What causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
      • How is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease transmitted?
      • What research is taking place with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
      • How can I help research?
      • Where can I get more information about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
      • How is the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease treated?
    • Dementia Dementia is a significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or...learn more »
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      Dementia Article
      • Dementia facts*
      • Introduction to dementia
      • What is dementia?
      • What are the different kinds of dementia?
      • Alzheimer's disease
      • Vascular dementia
      • Lewy body dementia
      • Frontotemporal dementia
      • HIV-associated dementia
      • Huntington's disease
      • Dementia pugilistica
      • Corticobasal degeneration
      • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
      • Other rare hereditary dementias
      • Secondary dementias
      • Dementias in children
      • What other conditions can cause dementia?
      • What conditions are not dementia?
      • What causes dementia?
      • What are the risk factors for dementia?
      • How is dementia diagnosed?
      • Is there any treatment for dementia?
      • Can dementia be prevented?
      • What kind of care does a person with dementia need?
      • What research is being done?
      • How can I help research?
      • Where can I get more information?
    • Mad Cow Disease Mad cow disease (or bovine spongiform encephalopathy [BSE]) is a fatal disease that attacks the central nervous system of adult...learn more »
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      Mad Cow Disease Article
      • Mad cow disease facts*
      • What is the history of mad cow disease? How does mad cow disease spread? How is it linked to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)?
      • How many cases of mad cow disease have been identified in the U.S.?
      • How many cases of mad cow disease have been identified in Canada?
      • What are the different strains of mad cow disease?
      • Can feed bans prevent the spread of mad cow disease?
      • What is the prevalence of mad cow disease in the U.S. and Canada?
    • Ataxia Ataxia is a lack of muscle coordination when a voluntary movement is attempted. There are many different types of ataxia...learn more »
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      Ataxia Article
      • What is ataxia?
      • What are the different types of ataxia?
      • What causes ataxia?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of ataxia?
      • How is ataxia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for ataxia?
      • What is the prognosis for ataxia?
      • Can ataxia be prevented?

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  • vCJD