Enfermedad de Creutzfeldt-Jakob

La enfermedad de Creutzfeldt-Jakob es un síndrome cerebral orgánico causado por una partícula parecida a una proteína llamada prion. La pérdida de las funciones cerebrales la hace parecida a la enfermedad de Alzheimer, pero su progreso es muy rápido. A los seis meses se produce demencia total y poco después sobreviene la muerte. No hay cura conocida para esta condición.Enfermedad de Creutzfeldt-Jakob


Last reviewed 4/16/2012 by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix., Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Departments of Anatomy and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (9/26/2011).


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