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Creutzfeldt-Jakob

Study stack project for health occupations class on Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease

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What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? A brain disorder that attacks the brain of the victim and eats away the brain and brain cells.
Under a microscope, what does a brain infected with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease look like? The brain looks like a sponge or swiss chese because there are many holes in the brain.
How common is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is very, very rare. Most doctors will never see it in their lifetime.
What part of the body does it affect? The brain
How is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease obtained? Creutfeldt-Jakob disease can be obtained when someone eats a cow that has a similar neuro disease. It can also be passed down through generations of families, although everyone will die so the descent will eventually end.
What are some symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Personality changes, hallucinations, muscle twitching, muscle stiffness, nervous, jumpy behavior, and lack of coordination are the most common symptoms. There are also 29 other symptoms can occur dependent on the type of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease you have
What are the types of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Intracerebral Iatrogenic, Familial, and Sporadic.
What can get Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Anyone can get it.
How is the disease detected? An MRI, CT Scans, or an EEG.
What are the treatment options? There are no treatment options, but patients diagnosed with this disease can get sedatives and antipsycotics to keep them calm and make the dying process easier.
Created by: keriburkee