Spongiform Encephalopathy Overview
Another name for Spongiform Encephalopathy is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
A person with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has a rare brain disorder that causes progressive confusion, that progress to coma. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is caused by a type of protein called a prion.
What are the symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
Symptoms and signs of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease include abnormal movements, tremors, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, poor balance, confusion, fatigue, insomnia, mood changes, dementia, and vision changes.
How does the doctor treat Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
There is no cure for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease may include: anticonvulsants to control seizures, antidepressants, sedatives, and pain medications.
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