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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Directory

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a brain disorder affecting mental function and muscle coordination thought to be caused by a protein called a prion. Cattle sometimes get a disease similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease called mad cow disease. Treatments include medications to ease symptoms, but the prognosis for this rare condition is poor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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