How to use Cjd in a sentence
The relative excess of valine homozygotes in sporadic CJD aged less than 50 years is unexpected.
One methionine homozygote French case of variant CJD has been identified.
Iatrogenic CJD is very rare and most cases have resulted from hGH treatment or human dura mater grafts.
The most common position among scientists is that the infective agent with BSE and CJD is a specific form of protein called a prion.
The research will take the form of a blind evaluation of urine specimens provided by the National CJD Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh.Advertisement
Secondly, Dr. Will reported that he was now aware of five cases of apparently sporadic CJD in young people.
What does " genetic susceptibility " to CJD mean?
While most cases of CJD are sporadic, some are familial, in which case the disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
The cases of what is called " sporadic CJD " have doubled in recent years.
Iatrogenic transmission of CJD accepted - high titres of the agent in experimentally infected guinea pig corneas.Advertisement
In a person infected with CJD, the prion protein can often be seen in a sample (biopsy) of tonsil tissue.
The same theory could explain some cases of new variant CJD in humans.