Basic Summary for Variant CJD
Main name of condition: Variant CJD
Other names or spellings: vCJD
What is Variant CJD?
Brief description of Variant CJD: New human CJD subtype linked to mad cow disease (BSE).
Parent types of Variant CJD: Prion diseases, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Brain conditions
Organs Affected by Variant CJD: brain
How serious is Variant CJD?
Prognosis of Variant CJD: Poor. Typically death within 12 months.
What causes Variant CJD?
Cause of Variant CJD: beef consumption
Class of Condition for Variant CJD: prion
What are the symptoms of Variant CJD?
Symptoms of Variant CJD: see symptoms of Variant CJD
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