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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

(Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease, dementia due to Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, dementia due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Heidenheim's disease, Jacob Creutzfeldt, Jacob-Creutzfeldt, Jakob Creutzfeldt, Jakob-Creutzfeldt)

Prions or "slow viruses" probably cause this form of usually rapidly progressive Dementia which is transmissible, and can only be diagnosed by biopsy of brain tissue.

294.1x (DSM-IV: 290.10)