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Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease US English

A fatal degenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain, causing mental, physical, and sensory disturbances such as dementia and seizures. It is believed to be caused by prions and hence to be related to BSE and other spongiform encephalopathies such as kuru and scrapie

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

degenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain

new variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease US English

A form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease characterized by an early age of onset and possibly linked to BSE