Inherited Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Inherited Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Synonyms: Inherited CJD

A rare form of genetic prion disease characterized by typical CJD features (rapidly progressive dementia personality/behavioral changes psychiatric disorders myoclonus and ataxia) with a genetic cause and sometimes a family history of dementia.

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Advocacy Organizations

Creutzfeldt – Jakob Foundation Israel

Our mission is to advance the research for the treatment and prevention of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a neurodegenerative, rare, and fatal disease, that causes rapid deterioration and certain death (in a couple of months). We aim to accelerate research by founding a database and biobank of our families and genetic patients for researchers worldwide in a collaborative way.

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

Clinical Trials

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