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CJD US English

Short for Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.

variant CJD US English

(In full variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) a form of spongiform encephalopathy distinguished from typical (sporadic) Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease by earlier age of onset, early psychiatric and sensory symptoms, and certain neuropathological features (especially prominent prion protein plaques), and thought to be causally linked with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE); abbreviated vCJD.

new variant CJD US English

(In full new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) = variant CJD.