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Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) is a subacute fatal neurodegenerative disease belonging to the group of prion diseases, characterized by a clinical triad of dementia, myoclonus, and EEG anomalies, along with neuropathological evidence of neuronal loss, spongiform changes, and astrocytosis. There are three types of CJD: sporadicCJD (sCJD), inherited CJD (see this term), and iatrogenic and variant CJD (vCJD).
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- Clinical practice guidelines
- Deutsch (2012)