Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Definition

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD; pronounced KROITS-felt-YAH-kop) is a highly infectious disease that affects the nervous system. It is related to a condition known as "mad cow disease."

A brain disorder characterized by loss of memory and other mental problems.
Caused by a medical procedure.
A form of protein that can cause an infectious disease.

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