Short for new variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.
- The clinical and neuropathological features of Kuru include those found in nvCJD, and both diseases involve the lymporeticular system.
- The OED is the only dictionary that has both vCJD and nvCJD, and it simply expands the acronyms, without indicating that the two terms are different ways of referring to the same thing.
- That would also fit with the decades-long incubation period for CJD and nvCJD.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: nvCJD
Definition of nvCJD in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.