Creutzfeld Jakob Disease. Alexia Constanza Espiño Álvarez. What’s CJD?. CJD is a form of brain damage that causes a rapid decrease of mental function and movement. CJD is believed to result from a protein called a prion. CJD can be grouped into classic or new variant disease.
Alexia Constanza Espiño Álvarez
-Muscle weakness on one side of body
-Muscular coordination problems
-Progressive muscular atrophy
-Rapid involuntary eye movements
Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease:
-Decreased abdominal reflexes
-EEG : electroencephalogram.
Lumbar Spinal Tap
-Clonazepam: a highly potent anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant.
-Deep Brain Stimulation.
-Sodium valproate: an anticonvulsant,
Medications may be needed to control aggressive behaviors, like: sedatives, antipsychotics…
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