Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Essay

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease An Assessment of the Complex, Unknown Disease Xochitl Lopez College Name? Abstract This paper examines the rare, yet fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease through an array of sources and presents an understanding in accordance to that of researches. Shadowed by Alzheimer’s disease and other mental illnesses, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) fails in notoriety but is of far deadlier complications than any other. This assessment brings to light the fatal illness by furthering analyzing its basic components and studying its different types: Sporadic CJD, Familial CJD, Infectious CJD, and the very rare Variant CJD. This study also briefly discusses the connection between the disease and “Mad Cow Disease”. Furthermore, an overview of the disease’s basic symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and prognosis are illustrated through the examination of various psychological articles. Some of these also present interesting research projects which detail the disease’s infectivity and survivability. Finally, the data collected by all the sources and the two case studies further leads to the conclusion that without enough data over this rare disease it will be difficult to understand and combat it. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: An Assessment of the Complex, Unknown Disease Human beings are products of their own memories. It is what defines them and the legacy they leave behind. Even in times of utmost distress and despair, it is highly unlikely that a person would want to lose their memory. In fact, memory loss is one of the reasons why diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease are petrifying. The dismal thought of forgetting moments in one’s life and not be being able to provide for oneself are unbearable for most. Although Alzheimer’s could be categorized as the equivalent of AIDS to STDs in memory loss, it is important to remember that there are other far deadlier
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